a relatively low prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection in a healthy paediatric population in riga, latvia: a cross-sectional study.the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, age of acquisition and risk factors for helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) among asymptomatic children. 13c-urea breath tests and questionnaires were obtained from 142 children and 40 parents. the prevalence of h. pylori was 19%. h. pylori positivity was higher in children with a positive parent (p=0.003) and independently inversely related to antibiotic treatment during the previous year in preschool children (p = 0.045). conclusion: the pre ...200111697436
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