Georgian Med News. 2020 Jan;(298):109-112.
[Article in Russian]


Rosacea is a chronic, recurrent skin disease. It may be aggravated by various factors. An increased incidence of rosacea has been reported in those who carry the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori. The purpose of this study was determination of the relationship of this infection with rosacea and to investigate effectiveness of eradication therapy of H. pylori. As our results showed, 80.9% of study patients were infected with H. pillory. There was correlation between infection rates and rosacea severity. In most cases the positive test results for H. Pylori was found in patients with moderate to severe form of disease. The results of the treatment of different forms of rosacea confirmed the effectiveness of the eradication therapy of H. Pylori, regarding as one of the pathogenic cause of rosacea and the way in the choice of treatment. More wide studies of pathophysiological aspects of causes of rosacea will be promising and help in treating rosacea. These data indicate the important role of H.Pylori in the development of rosacea and recommend taking into account in the therapy of this dermatosis.

MeSH terms

  • Helicobacter Infections / diagnosis*
  • Helicobacter Infections / epidemiology
  • Helicobacter pylori / isolation & purification
  • Helicobacter pylori / pathogenicity*
  • Humans
  • Rosacea / epidemiology
  • Rosacea / microbiology*