Helicobacter pylori colonization is inversely associated with childhood asthma.

@article{Chen2008HelicobacterPC,
  title={Helicobacter pylori colonization is inversely associated with childhood asthma.},
  author={Yu Chen and Martin J. Blaser},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={198 4},
  pages={553-60}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma, a serious health problem worldwide, is becoming more common. Colonization with Helicobacter pylori, a major human indigenous (commensal) microbe, during early life may be relevant to the risk of childhood asthma. METHODS We conducted cross-sectional analyses, using data from 7412 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2000, to assess the association between H. pylori and childhood asthma. RESULTS H. pylori seropositivity was… CONTINUE READING
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