Correlation of serum IgG antibodies to helicobacter pylori in chronic skin disorders: A case-control study

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Author Details : Arushi Jain, Tania Yadav, Pankaj Gupta, Navneet Kaur, Kalpana Gupta*

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 181-185

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Background: It is known that chronic idiopathic urticaria occasionally develops in association with Helicobacter pylori infection, but this relationship remains unproven. Also, many studies show.
Materials and Methods: We investigated the role of H. pylori infection in patients of chronic idiopathic urticaria, other chronic skin disorders as well as healthy controls using urease breath test and immunoturbidimetry for anti H. pylori IgG antibodies. Three groups of eighty-nine patients each were taken as cases, controls and placebo controls respectively. All patients having IgG titer of 10U/ml or above and Urease Breath Test Positivity were considered positive.
Results: The positive rate of anti H. Pylori IgG antibodies was 78.65% (70/89) in case group, 84.71% (22/89) in controls with other skin disorders and 32.58% (29/89) in placebo control group. While positive rate for Urease Breath Test were found to be 79.8% (71/89) in cases, 35.95% (32/89) in controls with other skin diseases and 32.58% (29/89) in placebo controls.
Conclusion: In chronic idiopathic urticaria a high titer of anti H. pylori IgG and Urease Breath Test positivity suggests that inclusion of anti H. pylori therapy in it’s the management would be beneficial and would lead to lower rates of recurrence. Also, low positivity rates of Urease Breath Test and Anti H. pylori IgG in controls with other chronic skin diseases and placebo controls points towards no clear evidence to prove a causal relationship between these diseases and H. pylori infection.

Keywords: Anti H pylori IgG Antibody, Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria, Helicobacter Pylori, Urease Breath Test, Chronic Skin Disorders

How to cite : Jain A, Yadav T, Gupta P, Kaur N, Gupta K, Correlation of serum IgG antibodies to helicobacter pylori in chronic skin disorders: A case-control study. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(3):181-185

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Received : 25-05-2021

Accepted : 23-07-2021

Available online : 04-09-2021

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