Elżbieta Czkwianianc

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In this study, we found Lewis X (Le(x)) determinants on 68% of Helicobacter pylori isolates from patients with chronic gastroduodenal diseases. Anti-Le(x) IgG were detected more frequently in the sera from dyspeptic children and adults (45 and 46%), with or without proved (culture) H. pylori infection, than in the sera from healthy individuals (14% and(More)
A molecular similarity of Lewis antigens expressed by Helicobacter pylori bacteria and those present in human gastric mucosa has been recognised as a cause of autoimmunity involved in the pathogenesis of chronic type B gastritis and gastric and duodenal ulcers. In this study, the expression of Lewis X determinants was found on 56% of H. pylori strains(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the consequence of Helicobacter pylori eradication on gastric mucosa and antral G and D-cells. Forty children, aged 5-17 years with Helicobacter pylori infection were assessed. Helicobacter pylori was detected by a urease test and identified by serological and microbiological methods. Twenty children were again(More)
PURPOSE Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the esophageal mucosa, which is associated with clinical and endoscopic manifestations. The objective of our study was to determine the frequency of EoE and to outline the clinical manifestations of EoE in Polish children. MATERIAL/METHODS Ten large(More)
Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies is a common pediatric problem. Non-sharp items like coins, jewelry, pieces of toys are most frequently found among swallowed objects. They usually pass through a child's digestive system without health consequences (40-90% of reported cases). Approximately 10% of children require endoscopic intervention and 1-3%(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with a marked infiltration of the gastric epithelium by neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes, and plasma cells. Despite the presence of phagocytes in close vicinty to H pylori microbes a great number of people are unable to eradicate bacteria. AIMS To investigate the involvement of multiple bacterial(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy and safety of 2 protocols of maintenance therapy with infliximab (IFX) and an immunomodulatory agent in pediatric patients with Crohn disease (CD): withdrawal of immunomodulators versus continuation of immunosuppressants. METHODS The present multicenter randomized open-label trial(More)
The aim of the study was to characterize several clinical isolates of H. pylori as regards the activity and specificity of their haemagglutinins and the involvement of surface sialic acid-specific and heparin-binding compounds in the adhesin of the bacteria to human epithelial cell lines. Although H. pylori strains caused haemagglutination (HA) of sheep(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between helical and coccoid forms of Helicobacter pylori and gastric epithelial cells. METHODS Gastric antral and body biopsies were obtained from eight children, aged 10-17 yr, who underwent diagnostic gastroscopy. Specimens were processed for electron microscopy. The location of organisms and ultrastructural(More)
The Helicobacter pylori infections are followed by an infiltration of the gastric mucosa by neutrophils and macrophages. Accumulation of phagocytes enables them to interact with H. pylori, but a great number of infected subjects cannot eradicate these bacteria. The H. pylori inhibits its own uptake by blocking the function of phagocytes. The anti-phagocytic(More)