Impact of Helicobacter pylori on the development of vitamin B-12 deficiency in the absence of gastric atrophy

Serin E., Gumurdulu Y., Ozer B., Kayaselcuk F. , Yilmaz U., Kocak R.

HELICOBACTER, cilt.7, ss.337-341, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Cobalamin (vitamin B-12) deficiency is associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. This study examined how serum vitamin B-12 levels relate to gastric mucosa H. pylori density and histology, and to hematological findings in patients with minimal or no gastric atrophy. A second aim was to confirm that H. pylori eradication therapy increases serum B-12 .