Influence of smoking and CYP2C19 genotypes on H. pylori eradication success

T. Suzuki, K. Matsuo, A. Sawaki, K. Wakai, K. Hirose, H. Ito, T. Saito, T. Nakamura, K. Yamao, N. Hamajima, K. Tajima

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CYP2C19 polymorphisms and smoking influence the efficacy of H. pylori eradication therapy, but interaction between the two have hitherto not been examined. A total of 142 H. pylori-positive patients who received triple drug therapy with lansoprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin were categorized into three groups with regard to diplotypes of CYP2C19: homozygous extensive metabolizer (homEM), heterozygous EM (hetEM), and poor metabolizer (PM). The overall success rate was 61.3%. Smoking was an independent risk factor of eradication failure (OR 2.81, 95% CI 1.14-6.91), whereas CYP2C19 polymorphisms were less influential. Among non-smokers, the homEM and hetEM groups showed worse eradication rates (58.5 and 67.3%) relative to PM (76.2%) as expected; however, an opposite trend was observed among smokers (homEM 50.0%, hetEM 46.7%, PM 20.0%), indicating possible interactions with CYP2C19 polymorphisms. Smoking has a greater influence on H. pylori eradication than the CYP2C19 genotype. Interaction between smoking and CYP2C19 should be examined in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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