Abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms associated with gall stones. Another common condition which causes similar symptoms is H. pylori associated chronic active gastritis. The purpose of this study is to identify the affiliation of H. pylori in our region with formation of gall stones.
A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted at the Ziauddin University Hospital, Clifton Campus, Karachi from 01st July 2020 to June 30th 2021.
Open Epi online software was used to determine the sample size of 80 with 95% confidence interval. Statistical Program for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20 was used to analyze the data.
A total of 80 patients who were positive for H. Pylori by stool antigen, Urea Breath test or Histopathology were included. Subjects included male 52/80 (65%) and Female 28/80 (35%). Male to female ratio was 1.857:1. Mean age of patients who detected with H. Pylori was 46.51 + 12.51. Gall stones were diagnosed in 20/80 (25%) of patients out of which males were 10/52 (19.23%) and females were 10/28 (35.71%). The percentage-wise male to female ratio who had gall stones were 0.53:1
Keywords: H. Pylori, Cholelithiasis, Gastritis