Helicobacter pylori-associated atrophic gastritis and carotid intima-media thickness: is there a link?


ALTINTAS E., UCBILEK E., ULU O., SEZGIN O., UZER C., TATAROGLU C., et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, cilt.61, ss.810-814, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2006.01133.x
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.810-814

Özet

Chronic infections are associated with cardiovascular diseases. Helicobacter pylori-induced chronic active gastritis results in atrophic gastritis. In this study, we attempted to determine carotid intima-media thickness in patients with and individuals without H. pylori-induced atrophic gastritis. Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed on 123 patients for various reasons. Helicobacter pylori were considered positive when histological examination and rapid urease test showed H. pylori. Helicobacter pylori-positive cases were divided into two groups, namely atrophic gastritis and non-atrophic gastritis. Of 123 patients, 92 patients had H. pylori-positive non-atrophic gastritis and 31 had H. pylori-positive atrophic gastritis. There was no significant difference in carotid intima-media thickness between the two groups. Carotid intima-media thickness is not associated with H. pylori-induced atrophic gastritis.