Helicobacter pylor: Is there an association with infantile colic?
International Congress on Bacteriology & Infectious Diseases
November 20-22, 2013 DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport, MD, USA

Abdel Razak and M. M Ali

Posters: J Bacteriol Parasitol


Objective: To determine whether Helicobacter pylori is associated with infantile colic. Design: Case control study Participants: A total of 55 patients with infantile colic who were 2 weeks to 4months of age and who fulfilled modified Wessel criteria(i.e., crying and fussy behavior) and a total of 30 healthy controls with no history of colic who were matched by country of origin, age, sex, and ethnicity to the 55 colicky infants. Settings: Local tertiary hospital in Rural Gizan, Saudi Arabia. Main Outcome Measure: Helicobacter pylori infection, determined by H. pylori stool antigen laboratory testing. Results: Of the total 55 patients presenting with infantile colic, 45 patients (81.8%) tested positive for H. pylori; and of the 30 healthy controls ; only 7 cases (23.3%) tested positive for H.pylori (odds ratio,15.3{95%CI,17.9-29.8}) test. Conclusion: Helicobacter pylori infection is associated infantile colic and may be a causative factor.