BACKGROUND: H. pylori CagA seropositivity has been recently associated with ischaemic heart disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether H. pylori virulence has any effect on certain circulating coagulation factors and on markers of systemic inflammation in healthy individuals. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Haematology and gastroenterology unit at a university teaching hospital. SUBJECTS: A total of 494 consecutive asymptomatic blood donors attending a blood bank. MEASUREMENTS: Blood analysis for haemostatic factors, lipids concentrations, inflammatory parameters as well as determination of anti H. pylori IgG and CagA reactivity by ELISA assayes. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of H. pylori infection was 53%; 56% of H. pylori positive sera expressed CagA reactivity. CagA seropositive subjects did not differ significantly from CagA negative or H. pylori negative subjects in values for lipids, haemostatic factors, or inflammatory parameters. CONCLUSIONS: CagA seropositivity is not associated with increased systemic inflammation or with raised concentrations of haemostatic factors - predictors of ischaemic heart disease - in healthy individuals.
Helicobacter pylori CagA seropositivity does not influence inflammatory parameters, lipid concentrations and haemostatic factors in healthy individuals / F. Parente, V. Imbesi, C. Cucino, G. Maconi, U. Russo, P.G. Duca, G. Bianchi Porro. - In: JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 0954-6820. - 247:2(2000 Feb), pp. 213-217.
|Titolo:||Helicobacter pylori CagA seropositivity does not influence inflammatory parameters, lipid concentrations and haemostatic factors in healthy individuals|
IMBESI, FRANCESCO (Secondo)
DUCA, PIERGIORGIO (Penultimo)
BIANCHI PORRO, GABRIELE (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||C-reactive protein; CagA seropositivity; Helicobacter pylori infection; haemostatic factors; lipid concentration|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/12 - Gastroenterologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2796.2000.00601.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|