Possibly new (not sure) connection between colic and Helicobacter pylori infections

Interesting article: JAMA Network | Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine | Helicobacter pylori and Infantile Colic.  The study basically suggests that infants with colic have a much higher incidence of Helicobacter pylori infections than do a control group of infants.  No causal relationship was established – just a correlation.

The article has been picked up by a few bloggers/news sources such as:

I was surprised that this was suggested to be a completely new connection – between HP and colic.  Given the amount of work on HP this just seemed odd.  So of course I decided to snoop around the web.  And I found a few things that were related especially:
So it seems that others have noticed a possible connection between HP and colic previously.  But in the end there is not a lot of literature out there on the topic.   If anyone out there knows anything else on this topic, please post …

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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