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Article: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori carrier rates among the healthy blood donors in Hong Kong

TitleThe prevalence of Helicobacter pylori carrier rates among the healthy blood donors in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsHelicobacter pylori
Blood donors
Issue Date1994
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association.
Citation
Journal of the Hong Kong Medical Association, 1994, v. 46 n. 4, p. 295-298 How to Cite?
AbstractA serological assay was employed in this study to assess the Helicobacter pylori carrier rates among the healthy blood donors (all Chinese) in Hong Kong. The commercial kit for detecting anti-H. pylori antibody titres was found to have a sensitivity of 84% and a specificity of 85% by using the histochemistry results as the gold standard. Elevated anti-H. pylori antibody titres were observed in 42.4%, 53.2% and 72.2% of the healthy blood donors of age below 20, 21 to 30 and 31 to 40 years respectively. This indicates a steady rise of H. pylori carrier rates with age. The overall H. pylori prevalence rate was 54.9%. The positivity of H. pylori in teenagers appeared to be double that reported in Western countries. Whether this is related to the younger age of peptic ulcer presentation in Hong Kong compared with Western countries is not known. However, there was no significant difference of the H. pylori rates between males and females of each age group although a male predominance has been well established for peptic ulcer in Hong Kong.
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dc.contributor.authorChing, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, STen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, ISCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, SKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:17:33Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:17:33Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Hong Kong Medical Association, 1994, v. 46 n. 4, p. 295-298en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1010-8424en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45106-
dc.description.abstractA serological assay was employed in this study to assess the Helicobacter pylori carrier rates among the healthy blood donors (all Chinese) in Hong Kong. The commercial kit for detecting anti-H. pylori antibody titres was found to have a sensitivity of 84% and a specificity of 85% by using the histochemistry results as the gold standard. Elevated anti-H. pylori antibody titres were observed in 42.4%, 53.2% and 72.2% of the healthy blood donors of age below 20, 21 to 30 and 31 to 40 years respectively. This indicates a steady rise of H. pylori carrier rates with age. The overall H. pylori prevalence rate was 54.9%. The positivity of H. pylori in teenagers appeared to be double that reported in Western countries. Whether this is related to the younger age of peptic ulcer presentation in Hong Kong compared with Western countries is not known. However, there was no significant difference of the H. pylori rates between males and females of each age group although a male predominance has been well established for peptic ulcer in Hong Kong.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectHelicobacter pylorien_HK
dc.subjectBlood donorsen_HK
dc.titleThe prevalence of Helicobacter pylori carrier rates among the healthy blood donors in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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