Dispepsia ed infezione da Helicobacter pylori. Studio su una popolazione di lavoratori.

Translated title of the contribution: Dyspepsia and Helicobacter pylori infection. A study of a population of workers

F. Cupella, I. Alessio, L. Intropido, V. Pozzi, A. Einaudi, U. Pozzi

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Abstract

We studied 102 workers in a mechanical factory. All subjects were tested by a questionnaire screening dyspeptic symptoms in the last three months, their frequency, absenteeism period, spontaneous drugs intake and a consultant gastroenterologist request. All subjects were tested for specific IgG against Helicobacter pylori with immunoassay Elisa. Dyspepsia was present in 61% of cases. Positivity for Helicobacter pylori infection was in 76%, absenteeism in 82%, consultant request in 21% of dyspeptic workers. Our results suggest, according to literature, the high frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection in dyspeptic patients: furthermore dyspepsia should be considered as an important cause of absenteeism.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro
Volume13
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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Cupella, F., Alessio, I., Intropido, L., Pozzi, V., Einaudi, A., & Pozzi, U. (1991). Dispepsia ed infezione da Helicobacter pylori. Studio su una popolazione di lavoratori. Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro, 13(1-6), 81-84.