Anemia sideropenica associata a infezione da Helicobacter pylori

Translated title of the contribution: Iron deficiency anaemia associated to Helicobacter pylori infection

A. Barabino

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Iron deficiency anaemia may be associated to Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection, as well as other extra-intestinal manifestations such as growth faltering, migraine, auto-immune disease and MALT lymphoma. The relationship between iron deficiency anaemia and Hp infection, first described by the Author, was then confirmed by subsequent studies. Anaemia is not due to intestinal losses, nor to reduced iron absorption, but to increased production and saturation of lactoferrin in the gastric mucus. Lactoferrin is then captured by a specific receptor of the cell wall of Hp, which thus is competing with the host for the iron utilisation.

Translated title of the contributionIron deficiency anaemia associated to Helicobacter pylori infection
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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