A study of association of H. pylori infection and cholelithiasis

Virendra S. Athavale, Shivmurti N. Khandalkar, Prachi C. Bhide, Iresh Shetty, Aditya Lad


Background: Aims and objective of the study was to study the association of H. Pylori infection and cholelithiasis.

Methods: The study was conducted at Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, DPU University, for a period of 2 years and is a descriptive cross-sectional type of study using 100 patients.

Results: In this study 26 % of total patients were seen in the age group of 21-30 years. The mean age of the patients was 26 years. 78 patients in present study were male (78%) and only 22 were females (22%) male predominance was seen. male to female ratio is 3.5:1. 18 % patients show association with cholelithiasis and 84 patients were detected positive by RUT method.

Conclusions: H. pylori infection has a positive association with cholelithiasis and if eradicated, may lead to prevention of gallstones.


Cholelithiasis, H. pylori, RUT

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