H. pylori Infection and Visceral Hypersensitivity in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  title={H. pylori Infection and Visceral Hypersensitivity in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome},
  author={Claudia Gerards and Andreas Leodolter and Bemd Glasbrenner and Peter Malfertheiner},
  journal={Digestive Diseases},
  pages={170 - 173}
Background/Aim: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal pain and changes in stool habits. Visceral hypersensitivity (VH) is a key factor in the pathophysiology of IBS. The role of Helicobacter pylori infection in the induction of VH in the upper gastrointestinal tract is controversially discussed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of rectal barostat in eliciting abdominal symptoms in patients with IBS in relation to H. pylori infection. Patients and Methods: 31… 

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