Helicobacter pylori and chronic bronchitis.

  title={Helicobacter pylori and chronic bronchitis.},
  author={Michele Caselli and E Zaffoni and Marco Ruina and Sergio Sartori and Lucio Trevisani and Adalberto Ciaccia and Vittorio Alvisi and Laura Fabbri and Alberto Papi},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={34 8},
BACKGROUND Chronic infections such as those caused by Helicobacter pylori, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and cytomegalovirus have been epidemiologically related to coronary heart disease (CHD). Other studies place H. pylori in relation to other extradigestive diseases. We carried out an epidemiologic pilot study to evaluate the prevalence of H. pylori in patients with chronic bronchitis, a respiratory disease characterized by persistent chronic inflammation, in comparison with a matched control group… CONTINUE READING