The association between Helicobacter pylori infection and functional dyspepsia in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

  title={The association between Helicobacter pylori infection and functional dyspepsia in patients with irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={Yu‐Chung Su and Wen-ming Wang and Shin-Yaw Wang and Sheng-Nan Lu and Li-Tzong Chen and Deng-Chyang Wu and Chang-Yi Chen and C M Jan and Michael Horowitz},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with an exaggerated response to a variety of physiological and nonphysiological gastrointestinal stimuli. Many patients with IBS also have functional dyspepsia. Our aim was to examine the hypothesis that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection may predispose IBS patients to functional dyspepsia.METHODS:In 69 IBS patients, dyspeptic symptoms, H. pylori status, and sociodemographic and psychological variables (perceived stress, trait… 

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