Helicobacter pylori infection and reflux esophagitis in children with chronic asthma.

@article{Nijevitch2004HelicobacterPI,
  title={Helicobacter pylori infection and reflux esophagitis in children with chronic asthma.},
  author={Alexander A. Nijevitch and Valentina V Loguinovskaya and Ludmila V Tyrtyshnaya and Valery U Sataev and Irina N Ogorodnikova and Anisa N Nuriakhmetova},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={14-8}
}
BACKGROUND Reflux esophagitis is uncommon in countries in which most people are colonized by H. pylori infection and is extremely rare in persons with reflux esophagitis, although esophagitis is detected in almost 50% of children with recurrent lower respiratory tract symptoms. HYPOTHESIS Failure to acquire H. pylori can enhance esophagitis risk in children with chronic asthma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-two pediatric out-patients with chronic asthma (mean age 13.2 +/- 1.18 years, range 12… CONTINUE READING

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