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The Role of Tonsillectomy in the Prevention of Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Lana Maričić ; Department of Internal Medicine, University of Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
Aleksandar Vcev ; Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
Andrijana Včeva ; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
Željko Zubčić ; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia


Puni tekst: engleski pdf 354 Kb

str. 775-778

preuzimanja: 230

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Sažetak

The incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection varies globally and depends on the socioeconomic situation of a location. In the territory of Croatia, the incidence rate among the populace is 40-50% in persons with normal gastroscopic findings, whereas it is increased in persons with the pathohistological finding of the ulcus disease1. This study examines the potential preventive role of tonsillectomy with regard to H. pylori infection in later stages of life. The survey was conducted on a sample of 115 examinees (63 male, 52 female), aged between 19 and 86. The survey included examinees who underwent esophagogastroscopy at the Institute of Gastroenterology of the University Hospital Centre Osijek based on indication by a gastroenterology specialist. The survey has shown that of the total of 115 examinees, 28 of them had been tonsillectomised, and 87 had not been tonsillectomised. In the examinees who had not been subjected to tonsillectomy, positive H. pylori result was found in 63,2%, and 53,6% of those who had been tonsillectomised at a young age were positive to H.pylori. The results have shown that H. pylori infection was equally represented in all age groups, and the rate varies at 52.9 – 64.8%. Hence, the final conclusion was reached that tonsillectomy has no preventive role with regard to H.pylori infection.

Ključne riječi

Helicobacter pylori, tonsillectomy, child, adult

Hrčak ID:

166378

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/166378

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