Low B-12 levels in chronic idiopathic urticaria


Mete N. , Gulbahar O. , Aydin A. , Sin A. Z. , Kokuludag A. , SEBIK F.

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, cilt.14, ss.292-299, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.292-299

Özet

Recent studies suggest that autoimmune mechanisms may be involved in the etiology of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). There is a higher prevalence of B-12 deficiency in autoimmune diseases and possibly in gastric Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. The frequency of B-12 deficiency in CIU is unknown. Our objective in this study was to determine the prevalence of B-12 deficiency in patients with CIU and also its relationship to gastric H. pylori infection and serologic markers of autoimmunity in these groups.