Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 28, 2022; 28(28): 3682-3694
Published online Jul 28, 2022. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v28.i28.3682
Figure 1
Figure 1 Flow chart of patient enrollment on gastric mucosal precancerous lesions in children and adolescents in central China. There were 4258 patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms under 18 year of age, 2406 patients were excluded for no gastroscopy examination, and the remaining 1852 children had underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Among these patients, 809 were excluded due to either surgery, medication, bleeding or idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease, and 28 patients were excluded due to no rapid urease test or histopathology test; the final enrolled patient number was 1015. In 854 Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-positive patients, 17 patients had atrophy, 11 patients had intestinal metaplasia and 9 patients had dysplasia, and only 1 of the 161 H. pylori-uninfected patients had atrophic gastritis. H. pylori: Helicobacter pylori.