Asthma Is Inversely Associated with Helicobacter pylori Status in an Urban Population

Abstract

BACKGROUND Microbial exposures have been suggested to confer protection from allergic disorders and reduced exposures to gastrointestinal microbiota have been proposed as an explanation for the increase in asthma prevalence. Since the general prevalence of Helicobacter pylori has been decreasing, we hypothesized that H. pylori serostatus would be inversely… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004060

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