The incidence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with interstitial cystitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: The cause of interstitial cystitis is unknown. We evaluated the incidence of Helicobacter pylori antibodies in patients with interstitial cystitis to determine whether such infection may be a causative factor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We obtained serum samples from 23 patients with interstitial cystitis and 23 control subjects. Samples were analyzed for the presence of H. pylori IgG antibodies. RESULTS: The incidence of positive tests for H. pylori antibodies was 22% in the interstitial cystitis group and 35% in controls. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of infection with H. pylori is not increased in interstitial cystitis, and so it is unlikely to be a causative factor.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • English, SF; Liebert, M; Cross, CA; McGuire, EJ

Published Date

  • March 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 159 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 772 - 773

PubMed ID

  • 9474145

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States