Investigation of the association between glaucoma andHelicobacter pyloriinfection using the14C-urea breath test

Esra Ayhan Tuzcu, Fusun Aydogan, Vicdan Koksaldi Motor, Ozgur Ilhan, Mutlu Cihan Daglıoglu, Mesut Coskun, Nihan Parlakfikirer, Ugurcan Keskin
2015 Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia  
Purpose: To investigate the association between glaucoma and Helicobacter pylori infection by evaluating for the presence of H. pylori infection in patients with glaucoma using the 14 C-urea breath test (14C-UBT). Methods: Using 14C-UBT, H. pylori infection positivity was compared between a group of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and a control group with normal intraocular pressure and a normal optic disc or normal perimetry. Results: The 14C-UBT was positive in 18 (51.42%) out of 35
more » ... patients in the glaucoma group and in 15 (42.85%) out of 35 patients in the control group. H. pylori infection positivity rates were similar between the glaucoma and control groups (p>0.05). Conclusion: According to the 14C-UBT, there is no association between primary open-angle glaucoma and H. pylori infection.
doi:10.5935/0004-2749.20150059 pmid:26375337 fatcat:ly3usl2uy5dohls4jibad44cne