H Pylori is Associated with Behcet’s Disease

Behcet’s disease (BD) is a nasty inflammatory disorder that affects the vascular system (arteries and veins). It leads to problems in all areas of the body that have mucosal membranes (especially the eyes, genitals and digestive tract). It can also cause neurological problems. The exact cause, or aetiology of Behcet’s disease is still unknown, although as with many other inflammatory conditions several environmental causes, along with genetics, are implicated. Behcet’s disease is characterized by an enhanced inflammatory response involving proinflammatory cytokines and heat shock protein. Interestingly, bacterial heat shock protein may increase with H pylori infection and the bacteria...