Lack of correlation between Helicobacter pylori infection and autologous serum skin test in chronic idiopathic urticaria

Baskan E., Turker T., Gulten M., Tunali S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.44, no.12, pp.993-995, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background There are controversial reports about the direct role of Helicobacter pylori infection in chronic idiopathic urticaria. The indirect role of H. pylori infection in the induction of pathogenetic antibodies is not fully elucidated either. This study aims to reveal the association of H. pylori infection with autologous serum skin test positivity in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) patients.