High prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Behcet’s disease

B Lankarani, Kamran and Ravanbod, Mohammad Reza and Aflaki, Elham and Nazarinia, Mohammad Ali and Rajaee, Akbar (2014) High prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Behcet’s disease. BMC Gastroenterol.

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Abstract

Background: Behcet’s disease (BD) is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology. There are several clues which may indicate an ethiopathogenesis role for Helicobacter pylori infection in this disease. Methods: In a case control study in an out patient department, 48 patients with BD were compared to age, sex matched controls regarding presence of H. pylori infection by serology and urea breath test (UBT). Results: Ongoing H. pylori infection was more prevalent among patients with BD using result of UBT with odds ratio of 3.1 (95% CI: 1.34 – 7.26, PV < 0.001). Conclusion: H. pylori infection may have a role in the pathogenesis of BD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: indexer : farshid ravansalar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, Behcet’s disease, Pathogenesis, Urea breath test
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with username karvarz1
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 18:41
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 18:41
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4363

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