Helicobacter Pylori and Gastric Cancer - the Role of Cytokine Polymorphism, Cytokine Expression and Expression of TLR on Persistence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Development of Gastric Cancer.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Evidence that cathepsin X influences on the eradication of Helicobacter pylori confirmed by lower expression of cathepsin X and cytokines in those patients. that can not eradicate Helicobacter pylori.
The investigators assume that vast majority of patients, that have problems with eradication of Helicobater pylori, not caused by primary resistence to antibiotics, can not eradicate helicobacter because of inappropriate immune response. The investigators will measure cathepsin X (CTSX) expression and assume that those patients who have low concentrations of CTSX also have inappropriate immune response seen in low levels of cytokines. To treat such patients, you need to give them different and longer antibiotic therapy.
7 months after last participant included in the study
Alojz Ihan, MD, PhD
Institute of microbiology and immunology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Slovenia: Ethics Committee