Helicobacter pylori and extragastric diseases

Danute Ražuka-Ebela, Bianca Giupponi, Francesco Franceschi

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Many studies have been performed in the last year concerning the potential role of Helicobacter pylori in different extragastric diseases, reinforcing the idea that specific microorganisms may cause diseases even far from the primary site of infection. While the role of H. pylori on idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, sideropenic anemia, and vitamin B12 deficiency has been well established, there is a growing interest in other conditions, such as cardiovascular, neurologic, dermatologic, obstetric, immunologic, and metabolic diseases. Concerning neurologic diseases, there is a great interest in cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration. The aim of this review was to summarize the results of the most relevant studies published over the last year on this fascinating topic.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12520
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018


  • diabetes mellitus
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • metabolic syndrome
  • molecular mimicry
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases


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