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Article: Isolation of Helicobacter pylori from vomitus in children and its implication in gastro-oral transmission

TitleIsolation of Helicobacter pylori from vomitus in children and its implication in gastro-oral transmission
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ajg/index.html
Citation
American Journal Of Gastroenterology, 1999, v. 94 n. 10, p. 2881-2884 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The route of transmission of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is unclear. Gastro-oral transmission via contaminated vomitus has been proposed as an important mode of transmitting H. pylori, especially in children. This pilot study attempted to isolate H. pylori from the vomitus of children. METHODS: Children presenting for evaluation with gastroenteritis- associated vomiting were studied. Fresh vomitus samples were collected for detection of H. pylori by bacteriological culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A rapid, whole blood test was used to determine the H. pylori status of patients. RESULTS: A total of 18 children with mean age of 6 yr were studied; four had a positive serology test. Among these four children, H. pylori was isolated from vomitus by culture in one child and by PCR in two. An 18-month-old girl with negative serology had H. pylori detected in vomitus by PCR. Six months later, she had seroconversion confirmed, suggesting that she had an acute H. pylori infection on initial presentation. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study reporting successful isolation of H. pylori from naturally produced vomitus. The result implies that transmission of H. pylori infection by vomitus, especially in children, is possible.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162306
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2015 Impact Factor: 10.383
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.946
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, WKen_US
dc.contributor.authorSiu, KLKen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwok, CKLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SYen_US
dc.contributor.authorSung, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorSung, JJYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:18:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:18:49Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Gastroenterology, 1999, v. 94 n. 10, p. 2881-2884en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9270en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162306-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The route of transmission of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is unclear. Gastro-oral transmission via contaminated vomitus has been proposed as an important mode of transmitting H. pylori, especially in children. This pilot study attempted to isolate H. pylori from the vomitus of children. METHODS: Children presenting for evaluation with gastroenteritis- associated vomiting were studied. Fresh vomitus samples were collected for detection of H. pylori by bacteriological culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A rapid, whole blood test was used to determine the H. pylori status of patients. RESULTS: A total of 18 children with mean age of 6 yr were studied; four had a positive serology test. Among these four children, H. pylori was isolated from vomitus by culture in one child and by PCR in two. An 18-month-old girl with negative serology had H. pylori detected in vomitus by PCR. Six months later, she had seroconversion confirmed, suggesting that she had an acute H. pylori infection on initial presentation. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study reporting successful isolation of H. pylori from naturally produced vomitus. The result implies that transmission of H. pylori infection by vomitus, especially in children, is possible.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ajg/index.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Gastroenterologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHelicobacter Infections - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshHelicobacter Pylori - Isolation & Purificationen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_US
dc.subject.meshPolymerase Chain Reactionen_US
dc.subject.meshVomiting - Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleIsolation of Helicobacter pylori from vomitus in children and its implication in gastro-oral transmissionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, WK:waikleung@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1572-0241.1999.01431.xen_US
dc.identifier.pmid10520837-
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dc.identifier.volume94en_US
dc.identifier.issue10en_US
dc.identifier.spage2881en_US
dc.identifier.epage2884en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLeung, WK=7201504523en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSiu, KLK=7102312059en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKwok, CKL=35990304600en_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSung, R=7101684314en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSung, JJY=24473715000en_US

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