Helicobacter pylori and idiopathic chronic urticaria.

  title={Helicobacter pylori and idiopathic chronic urticaria.},
  author={E Daud{\'e}n and I Jim{\'e}nez-Alonso and Amaro Garc{\'i}a-D{\'i}ez},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  volume={39 6},
BACKGROUND Different studies have shown a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection in patients with chronic urticaria (CU), and occasional remission of the skin lesions after eradication therapy. Recent investigations, however, have failed to find a significant relationship between the two conditions. We designed a case-control study to assess the prevalence of HP infection and the effect of bacterium eradication on the outcome of the skin disease in patients affected by CU. The… CONTINUE READING