American Journal of Immunology

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

Richter Josef, Vetvicka Vaclav, Kral Vlastimil, Svozil Vladimir, Pohorska Jitka, Stiborova Ivana, Sturcova Hana and Rajnohova Dobiasova Lucie

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2014.166.172

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 10, Issue 3

Pages 166-172

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.

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© 2014 Richter Josef, Vetvicka Vaclav, Kral Vlastimil, Svozil Vladimir, Pohorska Jitka, Stiborova Ivana, Sturcova Hana and Rajnohova Dobiasova Lucie. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.