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Rosacea Review - Newsletter of the National Rosacea Society

H. pylori Linked to Inflammation

According to a pilot study published in the medical journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica by Dr. Camilo Diaz and colleagues in England, there may be a relationship between the bumps (papules) and pimples (pustules) of subtype 2 rosacea and infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria.1

In the study of 49 rosacea patients, 46 percent who had subtype 2 rosacea tested positive on a breath test for the presence of H. pylori. This compared with only 25 percent of the patients with subtype 1 rosacea, characterized by redness and sometimes visible blood vessels.

Associated Reference

  1. Diaz C, O'Callaghan CJ, Khan A, et al: Rosacea: a cutaneous marker of Helicobacter pylori infection? Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 2003;83:282-286

 

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