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QUISPE REYES, Juan Marco et al. ANEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2017, vol.20, n.2, pp.21-25. ISSN 2077-3323.

INTRODUCTION: Anemia is considered an entity of greater prevalence in developing countries, having as main causes the lack of nutritional intake: iron, folic acid, vitamin B12. Iron deficiency anemia is the most frequent cause and affects mostly women of childbearing age as in postmenopause. It has also been associated with Helicobacter pylori as a risk factor for iron deficiency anemia. OBJETIVE. To determine the association that exists between anemia and Helicobacter pylori as a risk factor in the students of the Peruvian Unión University in 2014. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Cases and controls study. This work was carried out on students of the Union Peruvian University. The database of students attended at the Good Hope Clinic was obtained, with the diagnoses of iron-deficiency anemia, selected by means of a simple random sampling, determining the group of 40 people with anemia (n = 40) and 80 people without diagnosis of anemia being the control group. A survey was applied with the variables of interest for the description of the population and the blood sample analysis for the hematocrit, hemoglobin (in 48 people to confirm the cases and controls) and the rapid anti-Helicobacter pylori test. RESULTS: An odds ratio between anemia and Helicobacter pylori of 38 was determined; a square chi of 10.12 and a p=0.001. This result rejects the null hypothesis of independence of the variables and the previously proposed association is checked. DISCUSSION: Helicobacter pylori is a risk factor associated with iron deficiency anemia, although more studies are required in our population. CONCLUSIONES: Helicobacter pylori is a risk factor associated with anemia, although more studies are required in the population of this research.

Keywords : Helicobacter pylori; anemia; odds ratio.

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