Helicobacter pylori associated with chronic urticaria

  • Lobna Ben Mahmoud Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia
  • Hanène Ghozzi Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia
  • Ahmed Hakim Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia
  • Zouheir Sahnoun Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia
  • Khaled Zeghal Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia

Abstract

Chronic urticaria is one of the most frequent skin diseases in medical practice. Urticaria is defined as acute if the whealing persists for less than six weeks and as chronic if it persists for longer. Chronic urticaria that lasts for several years to decades significantly impairs the quality of life. There is evidence that Helicobacter pylori has a critical role in different extragastric diseases such as chronic urticaria. We present a case of chronic urticaria in an adult patient with H. pylori infection and disease regression after triple anti-H. pylori therapy. In contrast to the autoimmune mechanisms involved in chronic urticaria against which no specific treatment strategy has been developed, infections with H. pylori could be treated with triple therapy. It is suggested that laboratory tests for the detection of this pathogen should be performed in patients with chronic urticaria.

Author Biographies

Lobna Ben Mahmoud, Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia

MD in pharmacology

Regional centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax

Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax

Hanène Ghozzi, Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia

MD in pharmacology

Regional centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax

Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax

Ahmed Hakim, Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia

MD in pharmacology

Regional centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax

Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax

Zouheir Sahnoun, Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia

Professeur in pharmacology

Regional centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax

Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax

Khaled Zeghal, Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, Sfax University for the South, Tunisia

Professeur in pharmacology

Regional centre of Pharmacovigilance of Sfax

Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax

Published
2011-07-05
How to Cite
Ben Mahmoud L, Ghozzi H, Hakim A, Sahnoun Z, Zeghal K (2011) Helicobacter pylori associated with chronic urticaria. The Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries 5 (08): 596-598. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.1363
Section
Case Reports

Keywords

chronic urticaria; Helicobacter pylori; eradication therapy