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S. Park, J. M. Kim, K. H. Park, T. W. Kim, D. M. Kim, C. Y. Choi, H. R. Chang, J. W. Koh; Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Patients With Posner-Schlossman Syndrome. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):4296.
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This study was conducted to investigate a possible association between Helicobacter pylori infection, which may have inflammatory nature, and Posner-Schlossman syndrome. 21 patients with Posner-Schlossman syndrome were evaluated.
This study included 21 eyes of 21 patients with Posner-Schlossman syndrome.Posner-Schlossman syndrome was diagnosed on the basis of findings in ophthalmic and laboratory examinations. All patients performed serologic test of H. pylori IgG Ab to detect H. pylori infection
Among 21 patients, there were 16 males (76.2%) and 5 females (23.8%), with a mean age of 49.9±15.9 years. The Posner-Schlossman syndrome showed an H. pylori infection prevalence of approximately 85.7% (H. pylori IgG Ab (+): n=18 patients). In H. pylori IgG Ab (+) group, glaucoma was 50%(n=9 patient). Recurrent attacks were in 6 patients(in H. pylori IgG Ab (+) group, 33%, n=6).
In our study, H. pylori infection was more frequent in Posner-Schlossman syndrome patients. We think, H. pylori may be either a common factor that causes susceptibilities to Posner-Schlossman syndrome or one of causal factors for developing Posner-Schlossman syndrome.
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