Lack of an association between Helicobacter infection and autoimmune hepatitis in children.
Katarzyna Dzierzanowska-Fangrat, Ingrid Nilsson, Małgorzata Wozniak, Paulina Jozwiak, Elzbieta Rozynek, Marek Woynarowski, Jerzy Socha, Asa Ljungh, Torkel Wadström Pol J Microbiol 2006; 55 (2): ICID: 505839 Article type: Editorial IC™ Value: 7.20
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An association between Helicobacter infection and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in children was investigated. The prevalence of antibodies to H. pylori did not differ between the AIH and the control group, (22% versus 14%), and antibodies to non-gastric Helicobacter were not detected in either group. H. pylori DNA was found in two AIH liver tissues, but Helicobacter was not cultured from any sample.