Helicobacter pylori and extragastric diseases

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Since the discovery of Helicobacter pylori, several studies have investigated the hypothetical role of this bacterium in various extragastric diseases, e.g. ischemic heart disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, iron-deficiency anaemia, and other disorders. The majority of these studies are epidemiological or eradication trials, but there are also case reports and in-vitro studies. Idiopathic thromobocytopenic purpura is the disease that shows the strongest link with H. pylori infection. There is also evidence of a role of CagA-positive H. pylori infection in iron-deficiency anaemia and ischemic heart disease. The association between H. pylori infection and other extragastric diseases remains controversial, being mostly supported by 'case reports', small pilot studies, or just in-vitro data. Further studies are needed to identify whether there is any pathological implication for H. pylori infection in these diseases.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)507-515
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007


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