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

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

HELICOBACTER, vol.14, no.1, pp.1-8, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1523-5378.2009.00660.x
  • Title of Journal : HELICOBACTER
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8


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.