What is the role of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection in the development of autoinflammatory diseases?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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A growing area of research interest investigates the hypothesis that H pylori infection may be protective against autoinflammatory diseases such as asthma or inflammatory bowel disease. For example, epidemiologic data suggest that H pylori infection is less common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, leading investigators to delineate the potential mechanisms underlying these clinical findings.


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