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Document ID (ISN)69585
CIS number 97-1354
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schmid K., Weber A.
Title Hazard of infection with Helicobacter pylori in the health services
Original title Berufliche Infektionsgefährdung durch Helicobacter pylori im Gesundheitsdienst [in German]
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.31, No.5, p.203-209. 44 ref.
Abstract Helicobacter pylori are pathogenic bacteria which can cause gastritis, ulceration of the mucous membrane of the stomach and stomach carcinoma. This literature survey reveals that personnel in gastroenterological clinics and nursing personnel may face a higher infection risk with Helicobacter pylori. Endoscopes, gastric secretion and faeces appear to be the main sources of infection. Because present results of epidemiologic studies are contradictory and inconclusive, inclusion of Helicobacter pylori infections in the list of occupational diseases is considered premature. Further studies are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) bacterial diseases; pathogenic bacteria; carcinoma; gastritis; nursing personnel; gastrointestinal cancer; health services; hospitals; peptic ulcer
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; stomach diseases; infectious diseases; bacteria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases