FREQUENCY OF H. PYLORI INFECTION AMONG DYSPEPTIC PATIENTS WITH ANEMIA
Objectives: To estimate the frequency of H. pylori infection among dyspeptic patients with anemia.Period: From 23th Oct 2016 to 23th Apr 2017. Setting:Inpatients and out patients department of Gastroenterology, LiaquatNational Hospital Karachi.Patients and Methods:All the patients with dyspepsia had iron deficiency for 6 or more than 6 months were enrolled in this study and underwent for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) & biopsy to find out H Pylori Gastritis. The data saved and analyzed in SPSS 16.Results:A total 129 patients were included in our study.59 (45.7%) were female and 70 (54.3%) were male. 53 patients (41.1%) were single, while 76 (58.9%) were married.Mean duration of dyspepsia was 5.03±1.24 months, while mean duration of iron deficiency anemia was 4.54±1.10 months. 62 (48.1%) were smokers, 39 (30.2%) had history of alcohol intake. 39 (30.2%) were illiterate, while 90 (69.8%) were literate. H. Pylori infection on gastric biopsy was seen in 63 patients (48.8%). Conclusion: The prevalence of H. pylori using biopsy based methods among dyspeptic subjects is high in our population.