Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with liver cirrhosis: facts and fictions

Cesare Hassan, A Zullo, S. Morini

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Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection could play a role in different clinical alterations observed in cirrhosis, from gastroduodenal lesions to hepatic encephalopathy. Although its prevalence in cirrhotics is similar to that in controls, H. pylori infection is responsible for the increased prevalence of peptic ulcer observed in these patients. The ammonia production by H. pylori urease does not seem to increase blood ammonia levels during cirrhosis, indicating that its role in hepatic encephalopathy could be marginalized in clinical practice. Dual and triple therapies have been shown to be equally effective for H. pylori eradication in these patients.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)197-205
Numero di pagine9
RivistaDIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE
Volume35
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2003
Pubblicato esternamenteYes

Keywords

  • Ammonia
  • Anti-Ulcer Agents
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Helicobacter Infections
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Omeprazole
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors

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