Echinococcosis (hydatid disease or hydatidosis) is endemic in some parts of the world. It is a zoonotic disease and human is an accidental intermediate host.Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral-shaped bacterium that is found in the gastric mucous layer or adherent to the epithelial lining of the stomach. H. pylori causes more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and up to 80% of gastric ulcers.
To detect the prevalence of H. pylori in patients with liver hydatid disease.
PATIENT AND METHOD:
The study was carried out from the 1st of July / 2009 to the 1st of October / 2010 & included two groups: Group A, which included sixty patients who presented to the surgical units of Baghdad teaching hospital & Al – Fairoos general hospital in Al – kut governorate with liver hydatid cyst for elective surgery, they were investigated for H pylori(by ELISA test for anti H-pylori IgG Ab). Group B, which included 72 of the patients first degree relatives who live in the same house also investigated for H pylori.
The study found that in group A : patients with hydatid cyst and positive H pylori represents 48 cases ( 80% ) , while in group B: first degree relatives with positive H pylori 43( 59.7%).
The prevalence of H-pylori is increase in the patients with hepatic Hydatid cysts, as There is a significant positive relationship between the presence of H pylori and liver Hydatid disease.