Marching cohort of Helicobacter pylori infection over two decades (1988-2007): combined effects of secular trend and population migration34035

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The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection is decreasing in developed countries. In this study we included 22,612 patients in whom a first culture of gastric biopsy (routinely performed in our medical centres) yielded an interpretable result over a 20-year period (1988-2007) in Brussels. The effects of patients’ age, gender and ethnic background were analysed. The overall proportion of H. pylori-infected patients was 37.7%, with a progressive decline over time (P

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