Corrigendum: Food Allergy and Helicobacter pylori Infection: A Systematic Review

Zheng, Feei Ma and Abdul Majid, Noorizan and Yoshio, Yamaoka and Yeong, Yeh Lee (2016) Corrigendum: Food Allergy and Helicobacter pylori Infection: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7 (368). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1664-302X

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Introduction: Based on the hygiene hypothesis, a low prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection may explain the recent high prevalence of allergic diseases including food allergy. However, there are very few studies that investigate the relationship between H. pylori and food allergy. Summary: We searched for PubMed, Ovid Medline and the Cochrane library for relevant articles published in English from inception to November 2015. The inverse relationship between H. pylori and food allergy remains unproven because of contradictory and limited evidence at the moment. Likewise, only limited studies have examined the relationship between CagA; one of H. pylori virulence factor and food allergy. On the other hand, in vitro evidence seems to point out a role of H. pylori in the causation of food allergy. The inconsistent results from epidemiological data may be due to small sample size, heterogeneous populations and unstandardised methods or food allergens.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R5-130.5 General works
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 07:02
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 07:02

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