Is hepcidin the bridge linking Helicobacter pylori and anemia of chronic infection? A research proposal.

@article{Pellicano2004IsHT,
  title={Is hepcidin the bridge linking Helicobacter pylori and anemia of chronic infection? A research proposal.},
  author={Rinaldo Pellicano and Mario Rizzetto},
  journal={Panminerva medica},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={165-9}
}
Since the last decade, several studies have reported on the link between chronic Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) or Helicobacter species (H. species) infection and a variety of extragastric manifestations, comprising iron-deficiency anemia. A crucial question concerns which possible pathogenic mechanism of H. pylori infection may be involved in chronic anemia. Recent findings support the hypothesis that in subjects with H. pylori-positive gastritis, concomitant changes in intragastric pH and… CONTINUE READING