Prevalence of Oesophago - Gastroduodenal Illnesses Among Dyspeptic Children in Al-Anbar Governorate
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2012, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 68-74
AbstractObjective: To determine the prevalence of Oesophago-gastroduodenal diseases among dyspeptic children in Al-Anbar Governorate.
Patients and Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted at Gastroendoscopy Unit of Al-Ramadi Teaching Hospital from 1 May 2002 -30 August 2007, and included two hundred seventy dyspeptic children subjected to Oesophago-gastroduodenoscopy (OGD) after direct complete medical history and clinical examination was taken from each child or from his parents.
Results: According to OGD findings, a higher significant prevalence of negative endoscoping findings (normal dyspeptic children) (62.2%) than those with positive cases (37.8%) were detected (p
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