Dr Rukhsar Fatima, Dr Sidra Khan, Dr Ayesha Bint Umar Awan
Objective: To determine the H. pylori infection frequency in patients done with upper GI endoscopy. Study Design: An Observational Study. Place and Duration: In the Gastroenterology Department of Services Hospital, Lahore for one year duration from September 2017 to September 2018. Methods: After written approval, patients who met the participation criteria were recorded. By the ethics committee, study was approved. The H. pylori infection detection was confirmed by samples and its histopathological examination which were taken during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The absence or presence of gastritis was also noted. Olympus gastro-video GIF 140 coverage was the tool for the operation. Results: 165 total subjects were included in the analysis, male were 82 and female were 83, mean age was 41.04 ± 15.9 and 35.9 ± 11.5, and 43 (52.43%) male were positive and 39 (47.5%) were negative for H.Pylori. In 38 (45.78%)of females were positive and 45 (54.2%) negative. Compared to gender differences, there was a slightly higher prevalence in men. Antral gastritis has a more frequent relationship between men and women with H. pylori infection in both sexes. The gastric carcinoma was noted in five patients (5%) without H. pylori infection. Conclusion: Helicobacter pylori infection is common in men with gastritis and in women with little more prevalence in men. Key words: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (OGD), Antral gastritis, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).