The Relation between Chronic Viral Hepatitis B Infection and Helicobacter Pylori Infection
AbstractBackground: The relation between H. pylori infection and Viral Hepatitis has been subjected to substantial research in recent years, however, this relationship has not been comprehensively studied in Al Sulaymaniyah.
Objectives: Investigating the association between HBV infection and the H. pylori infection
Methods: A case-control study using data from 130 participants, from January 2020 to March 2021. Data is divided into two groups, a study group which consists of 65 persons of confirmed hepatitis B infection via PCR, and a control group of 65 persons with confirmed Hepatitis B negative by Hepatitis B surface antigen test, we have used stool antigen test to confirm the presence or absence of H. Pylori infection in both groups.
Results: 32% of the study group is infected with H. pylori and 15% in the control group have been tested positive for H. pylori infection. The regression analysis results reveal strong evidence that HBV infection increases the likelihood of H. pylori infection. This relationship is very robust and consistent even after controlling for a vast number of variables as confounding and medical factors.
Conclusion: Patients with HBV infection are more vulnerable to H. pylori infection.
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