H.pylori Infection In Children

- Sep 16, 2020-

Children's Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection has been on the rise in recent years, causing everyone's attention. What are the symptoms of children's HP infection? It is different from adults, how should it be treated? Today I will share with you the relevant knowledge about HP infection in children.


1、Under what circumstances does the child need to be tested for HP?

(1) Peptic ulcer;

(2) Gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma   

(3) Chronic gastritis;

(4) Children with gastric cancer among first-degree relatives;

(5) Unexplained refractory iron deficiency anemia;

(6) Those who plan to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for a long time

It should be noted that the difference from adults is that the purpose of HP testing in children is to find the underlying cause, not to detect whether there is Hp infection, that is to say, it cannot be tested just to know whether there is Hp infection.


2、How can children prevent Hp infection?

Since Hp infection is mainly through the fecal-oral route, children can be infected by eating together with Hp infection. Therefore, if family members have Hp infection, pay more attention to the protection of children. Children should use their own separate dishes for children. It is best to use public chopsticks to pick up vegetables, do not blow air on the child’s face, let alone chew the food before giving it to the child.