Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 311-

Hepatitis C and Helicobacter Pylori


Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok- 10160, Thailand

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok- 10160
Thailand




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Sir,

I read with great interest the recent publication by El-Masry et al. on Hepatitis C and Helicobacter pylori.[1] El-Masry et al. concluded that, "It may be stated that our results collectively reflect a remarkable increase in H. pylori prevalence with advancing hepatic lesions, and the eradication treatment may prove beneficial in those patients with chronic hepatitis C."[1] Indeed, both hepatitis C and Helicobacter pylori infections are problematic infections in many developing countries. It is not surprising that a co-presentation can be seen in some settings. The question that remains unanswered is whether there is any clinical importance of such co-presentations. There are some recent interesting publications on this topic. Recently, a paper reported the possibility of both hepatitis C and Helicobacter pylori as being causes of lymphoma.[2] Both infections are also mentioned for their relationship to primary immune thrombocytopenia.[3] For sure, future researches are required for supporting such proposals. I agree with the statement of Mamun-Al-Mahtab that "Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis C together hamper health."[4]

References

1El-Masry S, El-Shahat M, Badra G, Aboel-Nour MF, Lotfy M. Helicobacter pylori and Hepatitis C virus coinfection in Egyptian patients. J Glob Infect Dis 2010;2:4-9.
2Ozkok A, Tufan F, Namli S, Bulakci M, Pinarbasi B, Dogan O, et al. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma of the duodenum together with multiple intra-abdominal thromboses and hepatitis C virus infection: A case report. Cases J 2009;2:9354.
3Stasi R, Willis F, Shannon MS, Gordon-Smith EC. Infectious causes of chronic immune thrombocytopenia. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2009;23:1275-97.
4Mamun-Al-Mahtab. State of the Globe: Helicobacter pylori and Hepatitis C together hamper health. J Glob Infect Dis 2010;2:1-3.