Case Report

A rare complication of Helicobacter pylori infection in childhood: duodenal stenosis


  • Necati Balamtekin
  • Gökalp Başbozkurt
  • Erkan Sarı
  • Murat Çakır

Received Date: 24.03.2011 Accepted Date: 17.06.2011 Gulhane Med J 2012;54(3):251-253

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped, flagellated, microaerophilic gram negative bacillus that colonizes esophagus and gastric mucosa. It is one of the important causes of peptic ulcer disease. Duodenal stenosis is one of the rare and important complications of peptic ulcer disease caused by Helicobacter pylori in children. In this article, a patient in whom duodenal stenosis developed due to Helicobacter pylori infection is presented and discussed on the basis of literature knowledge.

Keywords: Duodenal stenosis, Helicobacter pylori, peptic ulcer disease