H pylori might protect children from asthma

Tanday, Sanjay
April 2007
GP: General Practitioner;4/27/2007, p2
The article reports on the findings of the U.S. researchers who have discovered that Helicobacter (H) pylori might protect children from asthma. The findings suggest that giving antibiotics to children early in life might make them more susceptible to asthma by reducing levels of H pylori in the body. Previous research has suggested that the cagA strain of H pylori can protect against gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and could, therefore, protect against GORD-related asthma.


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