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HELICOBACTER INFECTION AND ALLERGY IN MAJORITY AND ROMA POPULATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Richter Josef1, Vetvicka Vaclav2, Kral Vlastimil1, Svozil Vladimir3, Pohorska Jitka1, Stiborova Ivana1, Sturcova Hana1 and Rajnohova Dobiasova Lucie1
  • 1 Zdravotní ústav se sídlem v Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
  • 2 University of Louisville, United States
  • 3 Sanatorium Edel, Zlaté Hory, Czech Republic

Abstract

In our paper we decided to evaluate the hypothesis about the relation between living conditions, infection with Helicobacter pylori and development of allergic problems. Two groups of children, one from the Roma population and one from the majority population, were chosen for this study. Comparing the levels of total IgE and specific IgE antibodies, IgA and IgG Helicobacter pylori antibodies in both populations, we found significant differences in all tested aspects. We conclude that changes in lifestyle together with changes in improvements in living conditions and reduction of risk factors can significantly influence the health conditions of thepopulation and overall quality of life.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 10 No. 3, 2014, 166-172

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2014.166.172

Submitted On: 6 August 2014 Published On: 24 December 2014

How to Cite: Josef, R., Vaclav, V., Vlastimil, K., Vladimir, S., Jitka, P., Ivana, S., Hana, S. & Lucie, R. D. (2014). HELICOBACTER INFECTION AND ALLERGY IN MAJORITY AND ROMA POPULATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC. American Journal of Immunology, 10(3), 166-172. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2014.166.172

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Keywords

  • Helicobacter
  • Immunity
  • Infection
  • Roma
  • Allergy