EVALUATION OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI FREQUENCY AND GASTRIC ANTRUM PATHOLOGY FINDINGS IN PATIENTS WITH PORTAL HYPERTENSION

Bilger Çavuş, Aslı Çifcibaşı Örmeci, Sami Evirgen, Raim İliaz, Alp Atasoy, Gülçin Yeğen, Kadir Demir, Selman Beşışık, Sabahattin Kaymakoğlu, Filiz Akyüz
2022 İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi  
Objective: In our study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) and the characteristics of antrum pathologies in patients with portal hypertensive gastropathy. Materials and Methods: Antrum pathologies and the presence of H. Pylori evaluated with Giemsa stain in gastroscopies of 203 patients with portal hypertensive gastropathy. Results: A total of 203 patients, 119 male, 84 female, with portal hypertensive gastropathy was included in our study. In patients with
more » ... ortal hypertension, the rate of H. Pylori positivity was 15.3%. This rate was determined as 18.5% under 65 years old and 8.8% over 65 years old. On the basis of gender, H. Pylori positivity rates were 21.8% in male patients and 6% in female patients. The most common antrum pathologies in the patients, in order of frequency, were reactive gastropathy with a rate of 41.4%, active gastritis with a rate of 23.6%, and edema with a rate of 22.2%. The rate of intestinal metaplasia was found to be 9.9%. Conclusion: In the patients with portal hypertension included in our study, the H. Pylori positivity rate was found to be 15.3%. This rate was found to be below the H. Pylori positivity rate in our country. The most common antrum pathology in the patients was reactive gastropathy with a rate of 41.4%, while the rate of intestinal metaplasia was found to be 9.9%.
doi:10.26650/iuitfd.1003753 fatcat:mned2ulzvrd7vhy6tlx6ig254y