Problemas clínicos. El intrincado diagnóstico etiológico de gastritis en niños

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical problems. The intrincate diagnosis of gastritis in children

Norberto Sotelo Cruz*, Orlando Beltrán Chávez

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Objective. To identify antecedents and clinical features in children with primary gastritis and to analyze our experience. Material and methods. We reviewed 88 clinical records of children with acid-peptic illness, and selected 42 of them with clinical symptoms of primary gastritis, that moreover haven positive laboratory test, endoscopy and biopsy. Results. 42 patients haven primary gastritis diagnoses, in 28 (66%) the socioeconomic level was lower; the signs and symptoms more frequently observed were: vomit in 79%, epigastric pain in 64%; recurrent abdominal pain in 29%. In 18 children was made HP test, result positive in 12. All received treatment for primary gastritis, using H2 blockers, proton inhibitor pumps: the antibiotic more frequently utilized: amoxicillin, claritromycin, metronidazole. The evolution was good. Conclusions. The Helycobacter pylori gastritis is not frequently considerate in pediatric patients with digestive symptoms, but the patients treated in this study for gastritis had good response.

Translated title of the contributionClinical problems. The intrincate diagnosis of gastritis in children
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Mexicana de Pediatria
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes


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