Gastric Cancer and Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Lima, Peru: The Role of Water Contamination
The objective of this study is to detect the presence of Helicobacter Pylori in the drinking
water derived from the public network by molecular and genomic techniques in districts of
Lima (Brena, Chorrillos, Comas, El Agustino, La Victoria, Lince, Los Olivos, Miraflores,
Puente Piedra, Rimac, San Isidro, San Juan de Lurigancho, San Martin de Porres, Villa El
Salvador, and Villa Maria del Triunfo) with high and low incidence of gastric carcinoma.
The secondary objective of this study is to establish correlations between the findings in
water and those of the stomach of patients with symptoms of dyspepsia who live in those
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Detect H. pylori in public drinking water of Lima Peru
To detect the presence of Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) in the drinking water derived from the public network by molecular and genomic techniques in districts of Lima, Peru (districts detailed in protocol).
within 1 year of receving last sample
Manuel Valdivieso, M.D.
Peru: Ministry of Health