TITLE

H pylori might protect children from asthma

AUTHOR(S)
Tanday, Sanjay
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;4/27/2007, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24975952

 

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