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International Journal of Chronic Diseases
Volume 2015, Article ID 290128, 6 pages
Research Article

Relationship between Helicobacter pylori Infections in Diabetic Patients and Inflammations, Metabolic Syndrome, and Complications

1Division of Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine Department, Bezmialem Vakif University, Turkey
2Internal Medicine Department, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
3Sisli Etfal Hamidiye Education and Research Hospital, Clinics of Internal Medicine, Turkey

Received 18 August 2014; Revised 10 December 2014; Accepted 21 December 2014

Academic Editor: Kathleen Gillespie

Copyright © 2015 Yusuf Kayar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Helicobacter pylori infection and diabetes mellitus are two independent common diseases. It is showed that the worsening glycemic and metabolic control increases the rates of Helicobacter pylori infections and Helicobacter pylori is shown as one of the common problems in diabetic patients with complaints of gastrointestinal diseases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence and eradication rates of Helicobacter pylori in diabetic patients and the relationship of Helicobacter pylori with the risk factors and diabetic complications. In our study, in which we have included 133 patients, we have shown a significant relationship between Helicobacter pylori infections and metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, inflammations, and diabetic complications.