PREVALENCE OF HELICOBACTER - LIKE ORGANISMS IN GASTRODUODENAL MUCOSA IN URAEMIC PATIENTS UNDER HAEMODIALYSIS
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Our study has been conducted on 20 Egyptian uraemic patien on regular haemodialysis and they were divided into two groups according to the presence of upper gastrointestinal symptoms : - Group ( A) , the symptomatic group. - Group (B) , Asymptomatic group. The incidence of endoscopic gastritis was found to be 55% while incidence of endoscopic duodenitis was 40 %. * None of our patients had peptic ulcer. * The incidence of histologic gastritis was 65 % (Antral gastritis was found in 50 % and body gastritis in 55 ). * The most common form of histologic gastritis met with the chromic type. * The incidence of histologic duodenitis was found to be 45%. * There is no correlation between endoscopic and histologic gastritis or duodenitis. * The incidence of Helicobacter- like organims ( HLO) in gastric mucosa was 40 % and in duodenal mucosa was 25 % of all patients. * There is no significant correlation between the presence of HLO and special type of histologic gastritis. * There is significant correlation between the presence of HLO at the antrum and the presence of symptoms. * There is significant correlation between the presence of HLO and histologic inflammation at the antrum.