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The Relationship Between Nonspecific Duodenitis and Gastritis With Helicobacter Pylori
Sebahattin Destek1,Vahit Onur Gül1
1Bezmiâlem Vakıf Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Gülhane Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi, Ankara, Türkiye
Purpose: Duodenitis is the inflammation of the duodenal mucosa and is classified as specific and non-specific. Currently, the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the etiology of nonspecific duodenitis (NSD) remains unclear. In this study, the importance of H. pylori infection in NSD pathogenesis was examined.

Patients and Methods: In our study, patients who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy between 2013- 2016 were included in the study. 137 patients with NSD were included in the study. Age, sex, gastritis status, presence of H. pylori, duodenitis and histopathological results were recorded as data.

Results: The female / male ratio of the patients included in the study was 1/1 and the mean age was 41.9 years. 59.12% (n = 81) of the patients had chronic gastritis; 91.97% (n = 126) had chronic duodenitis. In all patients, 58.39% (n = 80) had H. pylori in the gastric mucosa. Of the patients with active chronic duodenitis, 90.91% (n = 10) had H. pylori in the gastric mucosa and 72.73% (n = 8) had active chronic gastritis.

Conclusion: In our study, we found that chronic duodenitis was significantly associated with chronic gastritis and H. pylori. Considering this situation in the planning and treatment planning of patients, we believe that it can be important in the use of resources in terms of both treatment and examination of the patient. Keywords : Nonspecific duodenitis, gastritis, Helicobacter pylori