Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

1



Iron deficiency and Helicobacter pylori infection

Saad Al-Fawaeir1, Mohammad Abu Zaid1, Mervat Abu-Mallouh2.

Abstract
Background: Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia worldwide. Recently there has been evidence suggest that there is an association between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and iron deficiency.
Purpose: Based on high prevalence of iron deficiency and H. pylori infection in our region we aimed in this study to examine the relationship between H. pylori infection and iron deficiency.
Subjects: From March 2012 to January 2013, this study was conducted in King Hussein Medical Center in Amman, Jordan. The study group consisted of 150 patients with H. pylori infection and 50 healthy subjects as a control group. Blood samples were collected for serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), serum ferritin and complete blood count.
Results: Serum iron and total iron-binding capacity in H. pylori positive group were lower than in the healthy group (109.82 34.6 vs. 117.7832.64 g/dl, p= 0.37) and (326.8883.94 vs. 332.4379.34 g/dl, p=0.12 .) respectively. The mean of serum ferritin was significantly lower in H. pylori positive group (213.87137.23 ng/ml) than the control group (268.34165.45 ng/ml, p=0.027). Hemoglobin levels were lower in patients group (14.3 g/dl vs. 14.9 g/dl p=0.44).
Conclusion: Our study reports that H. pylori infection might have a role in iron deficiency and subsequently iron deficiency anemia.
Key words: anemia, Helicobacter pylori, serum iron, iron deficiency, total iron binding capacity.

Key words: Key words: anemia, Helicobacter pylori, serum iron, iron deficiency, total iron binding capacity



Share this Article


Advertisement
American Journal of Research in Medical Sciences

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons