The Interaction Between Helicobacter pylori and Atopy: Does Inverse Association Really Exist?

Cam S., ERTEM ŞAHİNOĞLU D. , Bahceciler N., AKKOÇ T. , Barlan I., Pehlivanoglu E.

HELICOBACTER, cilt.14, sa.1, ss.1-8, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


To date, cross-sectional and case-control studies suggest an inverse association between Helicobacter pylori infection and atopic diseases, whereas the immunologic basis has not been studied yet. In this study we investigated T helper (Th) cell function in H. pylori-infected children and compared cytokine responses in atopic and non-atopic groups.