Bacterial factors and immune pathogenesis in Helicobacter pylori infection.

First Department of Internal Medicine, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan.
Gut (Impact Factor: 13.32). 08/1998; 43 Suppl 1:S2-5.
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ABSTRACT Virulent Helicobacter pylori strains which have been clinically associated with severe outcome induce increased gastric mucosal immune responses. Although several bacterial pathogenic factors have been shown to have a considerable role in H pylori infection, variability in host immune responses may also contribute to mucosal damage in H pylori associated gastritis.

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