Helicobacter pylori infection: prevalence in chronic urticaria patients and incidence of autoimmune urticaria (study in Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta).

Grace Nami Sianturi, Retno W. Soebaryo, Farida Zubier, Ari Fahrial Syam

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Abstract

AIM: To determine the prevalence of Hp infection in patients with chronic urticaria (CU) and to evaluate the result of autologous serum skin test (ASST) in CU patients with Hp infections. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 16 patients with chronic urticaria and 16 non-urticaria volunteers were investigated (matched for age and sex). All subjects were examined for Hp infection with the 13C-urea breath test. Autologous serum skin test was performed in patients with proven Hp infection. RESULTS: Helicobacter pylori was detected in 12.5% of patients and 0% of the control group. There was no significant difference between the two groups (p = 0.484 using Fisher exact test). Autologous serum skin test was positive in 1 of 2 CU patients with Hp infection. CONCLUSION: In this study, there was no significant difference in the seroprevalence of Hp infection between CU patients and controls. Autologous serum skin test was positive in 1 of 2 CU patients with Hp infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalActa medica Indonesiana
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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