Helicobacter pylori and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Unresolved Enigma

Juris Pokrotnieks (Coresponding Author), Stanislav Sitkin

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The article describes the hypothesis that there may be a noncausal relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is related to the host mucin glycan fucosylation status in the gastrointestinal tract. The proposed hypothesis may explain why IBD is less prevalent in patients with H. pylori, and no increased risk of IBD is seen after H. pylori eradication therapy, as was shown in the study by Tanner et al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e5-e6
JournalInflammatory Bowel Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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