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Treatment resistant iron deficiency anemia due to Helicobacter pylori infection: Case Report

Author(s): Mine Serin | Tarık Serin

Journal: Medical Journal of Bakirköy
ISSN 1305-9319

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Helicobacter pylori | iron-deficiency anemia | childhood

Helicobacter Pylori (HP) is a pathogen agent which causes gastritis, peptic ulceration and gastric cancer. The infection is usually gained in childhood and the incidence increases with the age. Helicobacter Pylori infection’s extra gastrointestinal system findings are also defined in recent years. The association between Helicobacter Pylori and iron-deficiency anemia resistant to treatment has been showed in many studies. Our case was also an iron-deficiency anemia which was resistant to treatment and Helicobacter Pylori was detected. After the eradication of Helicobacter Pylori, anemia improved without the iron support. Helicobacter Pylori infection must be considered in irondeficiency anemia resistant to treatment.

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