An exploratory study to know the effects of Helicobacter pylori on (Hepatitis C Virus) patients in Iraq

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Sabah Ali Jaber Alhelu
Suhair Sadai Mahmood
Khaleel Ibrahim Ismael
Abbas AbdulWahhab Jumaah
Ban Thabit Saeed
Luai Farhan Zghair
Ali Qais Abdulkafi

Keywords

Helicobacter; pylori; Hepatitis C virus; BMI; microaerophilic

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the effects of Helicobacter pylori on hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients in Iraq. The demographic data and information were gathered from various hospitals to study 35 cases, under two groups, H. pylori+ (20 patients) and H. pylori− (15 patients). The statistical relationships were analysed using the IBM SOFT SPSS 25 data analysis programme, to know the effect of H. pylori on HCV patients in Iraq and were represented by mean SD. The mean SD to the age of the patients participating in this study was 44+ 8.2 and a higher BMI was observed in H. pylori+ patients (30.33 ± 2.9). The patients were distributed based on the severity of fibrosis into two groups: no cirrhosis for 10 patients (P% = 28.5%) and HCV for 25 patients (P%= 71.42%). The mean + SD for the no-fibrosis group was 4.4 + 1.2 and the HCV group was 12.9+ 5.5. The study found a statistically significant relationship between H. pylori and HCV patients at a level of 0.0023 with R corrections of 0.083.

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