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Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori Antibodies in Diabetic Patients Type 2 in Kirkuk Province

Authors: Abdulla Kamil Abdulla --- Muhannad Abdulla Khalaf
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Issue: 4 Pages: 627 -633
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل


The present study aimed to detect the seroprevalence of antibodies against Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria and its relation to Diabetes type 2 in Kirkuk province.The present study was conducted in Kirkuk city from 15 December 2012 to the 15 June 2013. The study included (391) diabetic patients whose aged between (22-81) years old. The control group included (288) non-diabetic individuals with no history of chronic diseases aged (21-81) years old. They were showed up at Primary Health Care Centers of Kirkuk First Health Care Sector and Kirkuk General Hospital. The diabetic patients and (control group) examined for detecting antibodies against to Helicobacter pylori by utilizing of rapid immunochromatographic cassette test.In the current study there was (12.53%) of antibodies against H. pylori bacteria found in patients suffering from Diabetic Mellitus type 2 and (10.76%) of the antibodies were found in control group respectively. The present study was also revealed that the highest rate of diabetic patients, who suffering from hypertension.The current study concluded there was no significant relation between patients suffering from Diabetic Mellitus type 2 and the bacterial infection caused by H. pylori. This study also revealed non-significant relation between cardiovascular diseases and H. pylori infection.

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