Association between Helicobacter pylori cytotoxic type I CagA-positive strains and migraine with aura.

@article{Gasbarrini2000AssociationBH,
  title={Association between Helicobacter pylori cytotoxic type I CagA-positive strains and migraine with aura.},
  author={Antonio Gasbarrini and Maurizio Gabrielli and Giuseppe Fiore and Marcello Candelli and Francesco Bartolozzi and Andrea De Luca and Filippo Cremonini and Francesco Franceschi and Cristiana Di Campli and Alessandro Armuzzi and Veronica Ojetti and Michele Serricchio and Roberto Pola and Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini and Mario Giacovazzo and Paolo Pola},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={561-5}
}
Recent studies have suggested an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and migraine. However, various strains of the bacterium are present, some endowed with greater pathogenicity. In particular, H. pylori type I CagA-positive strains induce a higher release of proinflammatory substances by the gastric mucosa that could trigger systemic vasospasms. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of H. pylori CagA-positive strains in subjects with migraine. One hundred and… CONTINUE READING
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