OBJECTIVE: To find out the frequency of helicobacter pylori antibodies (IgG) among cases of
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
PLACE AND DURATION: Medical Unit-II, Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro/Hyderabad, from
July 2009 to June 2010.
METHODOLOGY: Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) antibodies (IgG) on ELISA and color doppler ultrasound
of carotid arteries were performed in CT Scan confirmed cases of ischemic stroke
along with other routine investigations. A pre-designed proforma was used to record the data.
RESULTS: Among 150 CT scan confirmed ischemic stroke cases, 110 (73.3%) were males and
40 (26.7%) were females (2.7:1). The H.pylori antibodies (IgG) were present in 121 (80.7%) cases
among which males were 99 (66%) and females were (14.7%).
CONCLUSION: H.pylori antibodies (IgG) were present in very high proportion (80.7%) among
cases of ischemic stroke.
ischemic stroke, Helicobacter Pylori Anti bodies, Atherosclerosis, CT scan brain