Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)


Mohammed Moneer

Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt

  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients and Its Correlation to Disease Severity
    Author(s): Haitham Aly Azeem*, Mohamed Ismail Abdelkareem, Mohammed Moneer, Mahmoud Mohamed Moawad, Alaa Mohammed Hashim

    Background: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease which is recognized by symmetric inflammation of joints. Many factors have been proposed as its etiology including microbial infections. H. pylori have been considered as one of the infectious agents linked to RA; however, the data regarding this relation is controversial. Aim of work: The aim of the study to evaluate the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis severity and H. pylori infection in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Patients and methods: A cross sectional study was conduct at Al-Azhar University Hospital (Assuit) on one hundred patients (10 male, 90 female) diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis according to ACR 1988, these patients were selected from inpatient and outpatient clinics of Internal medicine and rhe.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-1149.21.s17.001

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