Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.96
Peer-review started: November 10, 2014
First decision: December 26, 2014
Revised: January 28, 2015
Accepted: March 30, 2015
Article in press: April 4, 2015
Published online: July 12, 2015
Core tip:Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is widely prevalent throughout worldwide. Its chronic interaction with immune system makes H. pylori is an attractive candidate for the researchers to study its association with autoimmune disorders. This study presents a review of the literature on the H. pylori association with selective autoimmune rheumatic disorders. Despite extensive medical advancement many questions on the association of H. pylori infection with autoimmune rheumatic disorders still remain unanswered. More studies are therefore required to address the role of H. pylori infection in pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases.