May 2007
Volume 48, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2007
Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Patients With Posner-Schlossman Syndrome
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • S. Park
    Kangbuk Samsung hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • J. M. Kim
    Kangbuk Samsung hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • K. H. Park
    Ophthalmology, Seoul National University college of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • T. W. Kim
    Ophthalmology, Seoul National University college of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • D. M. Kim
    Ophthalmology, Seoul National University college of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • C. Y. Choi
    Kangbuk Samsung hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • H. R. Chang
    Kangbuk Samsung hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • J. W. Koh
    Ophthalmology, chosun university hospital, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships S. Park, None; J.M. Kim, None; K.H. Park, None; T.W. Kim, None; D.M. Kim, None; C.Y. Choi, None; H.R. Chang, None; J.W. Koh, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2007, Vol.48, 4296. doi:
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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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Abstract

Purpose:: 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.

Methods:: 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

Results:: 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).

Conclusions:: 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.

Keywords: clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: prevalence/incidence • uveitis-clinical/animal model 
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