Prevention of Helicobacter pylori infection in childhood

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Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) infection is one of the most common infections worldwide. Although infection rates are falling in the developed and developing countries, H. Pylori is still widespread in the world. This article has reviewed the important publications on H. Pylori in childhood with a focus on its evolving transmission route and the source of infection and preventive strategies in childhood, PubMed was searched up to identify eligible studies. Relevant publications were searched using the following.

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  • *Helicobacter infection/ep [Epidemiology]
  • *Helicobacter infection/pc [Prevention]
  • *infection prevention
  • achlorhydria/co [Complication]
  • article
  • asthma/co [Complication]
  • bacterial transmission
  • breast feeding
  • child
  • childhood
  • day care
  • disease association
  • drinking water
  • educational status
  • gastroenteritis
  • growth retardation/co [Complication]
  • household
  • human
  • incidence
  • intestine flora
  • iron deficiency/co [Complication]
  • lowest income group
  • lymphoma/co [Complication]
  • prevalence
  • probiotic agent
  • social status
  • stomach cancer/co [Complication]
  • stomach ulcer/co [Complication]
  • vertical transmission

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