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World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol. Nov 15, 2014; 5(4): 400-404
Published online Nov 15, 2014. doi: 10.4291/wjgp.v5.i4.400
Helicobacter pylori and neurological diseases: Married by the laws of inflammation
Lourdes Álvarez-Arellano, Carmen Maldonado-Bernal
Lourdes Álvarez-Arellano, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, México
Lourdes Álvarez-Arellano, Carmen Maldonado-Bernal, Laboratorio de Investigación en Inmunología y Proteómica, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, 06720 Mexico City, México
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to this work.
Supported by Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, No. HIM/2012/018
Correspondence to: Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Bernal, Laboratorio de Investigación en Inmunología y Proteómica, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Dr. Márquez 162, Col. Doctores, 06720 Mexico City, México. cmaldobe@yahoo.com
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Received: January 25, 2014
Revised: March 30, 2014
Accepted: July 17, 2014
Published online: November 15, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Neurological diseases such as Parkinson, Alzheimer, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and ischemic stroke are the result of a combination of multiple factors, but the chronic and systemic inflammatory response to Helicobacter pylori could be a common component and determinant in the onset, evolution, and outcome of these diseases.