Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its relation to pulmonary function tests.

@article{Gencer2007HelicobacterPS,
  title={Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its relation to pulmonary function tests.},
  author={Mehmet A. Gencer and Erkan Ceylan and Fadile Yildiz Zeyrek and Nurten Inan Aksoy},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={
          170-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a slowly progressive condition characterized by poorly reversible airflow limitation that is associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lung. It has been shown that there is a seroepidemiological association of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection with many inflammatory conditions. OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to investigate seroprevalence in Hp patients with COPD and to determine whether there is an association… CONTINUE READING
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