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Impact of Helicobacter pylori on the clinical course of recurrent aphthous stomatitis.
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PMID:  22827585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is one of the most common lesions of oral mucosa. Helicobacter pylori is suggested as one of the etiological agents of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Here, we conduct a study for evaluating the impact of H. pylori eradication on clinical course of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. METHODS: Forty-six patients with minor aphthous lesions were enrolled. The number of RAS lesions at last 6 months and vitamin B(12) levels were recorded. All patients were detected for H. pylori with endoscopic biopsy. H. pylori was positive in 30 patients and negative in 16 patients. H. pylori-positive 30 patients received eradication therapy. Three months after therapy, patients were re-evaluated with urea breath test; 18 patients were negative (eradicated), and the remainders (12 patients) were positive (non-eradicated) for H. pylori. 6 months after eradication, vitamin B(12) levels and number of aphthous lesions at 6 months were recorded. RESULTS: Vitamin B(12) levels were significantly increased in H. pylori-eradicated group (P = 0.001), whereas no significant change was found in non-eradicated group (P = 0.638). Mean number of aphthous lesions (per 6 months) of H. pylori-eradicated group was significantly decreased after eradication (P = 0.0001); in the non-eradicated group, no significant change was found (P = 0.677). In Hp-positive group, number of RAS lesions and vitamin B(12) levels were negatively correlated when evaluated both before and after eradication. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence to support the beneficial effect of H. pylori eradication in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis. The underlying mechanism might be the increase in vitamin B(12) levels after eradication.
Didem Arslan Taş; Tolga Yakar; Hakan Sakalli; Ender Serin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0714     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8911934     Medline TA:  J Oral Pathol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. All rights reserved.
Departments of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology-Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Türkiye.
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