Occurrence of Helicobacter pylori Specific antibodies in patients with Iron-deficiency anemia


This study evaluates the prevalence and significance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in patients with iron- deficiency anemia. Analysis serum samples for the presence of H. pylori antibodies by ELISA was performed in 123 iron deficiency anemia sample and 100 sample for blood doners as control. Highly percentage of H. pylori antibodies positive was found in gastric patients with iron- deficiency and it was higher in females (66%) than males (55%) respectively. Majority of cases (more than 79%) from rural area. Percentages of patients with history of anemia and positive H. pylori is (55.2%), while (84%) for history of gastritis and positive H. pylori in blood doners (P < 0.001). From this study concluded that the sero-prevalence of H. pylori in patients and doners are (59%), (22%) respectively.