32 Relation between ABO blood groups and helicobacter pylori infection Authors: S Abhijit Sudhakar Shetty, Nawaz Shariff A, M S Mossabba Year: 2017, Volume: 1, Number: 3 Medpulse International Journal of Surgery 2019/Nov/07 (0 downloads) Abstract Background: Helicobacter pylori are spiral-shaped bacteria that grow in the digestive tract and have a tendency to attack the stomach lining. Helicobacter pylori infections are usually harmless, but they are responsible for the majority of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. Aim: To record the distribution of helicobacter pylori infection in various ABO blood groups. Methodology: After ethical committee approval and informed consent, 100 patients selected prospectively who had epigastric pain. Endoscopy Biopsy, ELISA and Urease test was conducted. Blood groups of these patients will be collected from the file. Data analysis and results will be concluded. Results: In 100 patients with epigastric pain 58 were helicobacter pylori infected patients, 23 are O positive, 4 are O negative, 8 are A positive, 5 are A negative, 8 are B positive, 4 are B negative, 5 are AB positive, 1 are AB negative. Conclusion: H. pylori infection was common amongst people of O positive blood group. Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, ABO blood group.