Lee, Michael G.,; Arthurs, Milton H.; Terry, S. I.; Donaldson, Evan G. K.; Scott, Penelope; Bennett, Franklyn I.; Hanchard, Barrie; Levett, P. N.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Helicobacter pylori in patients undergoing upper endoscopy in Jamaica.
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
One hundred and two consecutive patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were tested for H. pylori by a rapid urease test, using antral biopsy specimens. There was no difference between patients positive or negative for H. pylori with regard to the use of alcohol, marijuana or tobacco. There was also no difference between both groups in exposure to domestic animals in the home environment. H. pylori is associated with antral gastritis and peptic ulcer disease in Jamaican patients. There are no specific environmental or social factors that seem to predispose to infection....