Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 759--763

The effect of Helicobacter pylori on vitamin B 12 blood levels in chronic renal failure patients: A single blind control trial


Hossein Khedmat1, Mohsen Amini1, Ashraf Karbasi1, Reza Azizi2 
1 Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hossein Khedmat
Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastro-enterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran

Helicobacter pylori (HP) is a common infection worldwide and has been associated with severe morbidity. The level of vitamin B 12 in HP-infected chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients is reported to be lower than in the general population. The present study has been designed to evaluate the vitamin B 12 level in HP-infected CKD patients. We assessed the serum levels of vitamin B 12 in 50 CKD patients with positive HP serology, one and three months after the eradication of HP infection. There were significant differences between the serum levels of vitamin B 12 in the study patients before (806.98 ± 466.82) and after (760.36 ± 433.93) eradication treatment (P <0.001). We conclude that our study suggests the correlation between vitamin B 12 deficiency in CKD patients and the HP infection status.


How to cite this article:
Khedmat H, Amini M, Karbasi A, Azizi R. The effect of Helicobacter pylori on vitamin B 12 blood levels in chronic renal failure patients: A single blind control trial.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013;24:759-763


How to cite this URL:
Khedmat H, Amini M, Karbasi A, Azizi R. The effect of Helicobacter pylori on vitamin B 12 blood levels in chronic renal failure patients: A single blind control trial. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];24:759-763
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