Helicobacter pylori eradication can induce platelet recovery in chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

@article{Suvajdzi2006HelicobacterPE,
  title={Helicobacter pylori eradication can induce platelet recovery in chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.},
  author={Nada D Suvajdzi{\'c} and Boris Stankovi{\'c} and Vera M. Artiko and Tanja Cveji{\'c} and Vladislava Bulat and Milena Bakrac and Milica Colovic and V. Obradovic and Henry Dushan Edward Atkinson},
  journal={Platelets},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={227-30}
}
We prospectively investigated the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in a cohort of 54 adult Serbian patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and examined the effects of its eradication on their platelet counts. H. pylori infection was diagnosed in 39/54 (72.2%) patients, using the 14C-urea breath test; and was significantly higher than in the healthy Serbian population (55% P < 0.05). H. pylori-positive patients were significantly older than H… CONTINUE READING

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