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Is Helicobacter pylori infection a risk factor for disease severity in systemic sclerosis?


Radić, Mislav; Martinović Kaliterna, Dušanka; Bonacin, Damir; Morović Verglas, Jadranka; Radić, Josipa; Fabijanić, Damir; Kovačić, Vedran
Is Helicobacter pylori infection a risk factor for disease severity in systemic sclerosis? // Rheumatology international, 33 (2012), 11; 2943-2948 doi:10.1007/s00296-012-2585-z (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Is Helicobacter pylori infection a risk factor for disease severity in systemic sclerosis?

Autori
Radić, Mislav ; Martinović Kaliterna, Dušanka ; Bonacin, Damir ; Morović Verglas, Jadranka ; Radić, Josipa ; Fabijanić, Damir ; Kovačić, Vedran

Izvornik
Rheumatology international (0172-8172) 33 (2012), 11; 2943-2948

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Helicobacter pylori; systemic sclerosis; severity

Sažetak
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is suspected to be one of the factors triggering systemic sclerosis (SSc). Data on the possible role of H. pylori are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of H. pylori infection in SSc patients. Forty-two SSc patients without dyspeptic symptoms were recruited-26 were H. pylori-positive and 16 were H. pylori-negative on the basis of invasive test. We evaluated the disease severity using clinical and laboratory parameters according to the Medsger Severity Scale. The level of SSc activity was evaluated according to Valentini activity score. The prevalence of H. pylori infection in population of SSc patients is 62 %. Severity of skin, gastrointestinal, and joint/tendon involvement was different between H. pylori-positive and -negative SSc patients (p < 0.001 for skin involvement, p = 0.002 and p = 0.03 for gastrointestinal and joint/tendon involvement, respectively) as well as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (p = 0.002). Severity score according to Medsger was higher in the H. pylori-positive than in the H. pylori-negative SSc patients (p < 0.001). Our data suggest that H. pylori infection correlates with severity of skin, gastrointestinal, and joint/tendon involvement in SSc patients. H. pylori-positive SSc patients showed higher severity score compared to H. pylori-negative. Therefore, H. pylori infection may play a role in the pathogenesis of SSc and also can provide some prognostic information.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
198-1081874-0183 - Patogeneza sustavnih poremećaja u reumatoidnom artritisu (Jadranka Morović-Vergles, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
KBC Split,
Klinička bolnica "Dubrava",
Medicinski fakultet, Split

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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  • MEDLINE


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