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Possible pathogenetic pathways of Campylobacter pylori in gastro-duodenal disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement
Publication Date
Volume
142
Pages
40–43
Identifiers
PMID: 3166532
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The exact pathogenic mechanisms involved in Campylobacter pylori associated gastro-duodenal inflammation are unclear. C. pylori adheres to gastric type epithelium and colonisation is associated with a number of ultrastructural abnormalities. Other factors thought important include the marked bacterial urease activity, enzymatic degradation of the mucous layer and possible toxins. The induced inflammatory reaction will also contribute to tissue damage and a breakdown of normal defense mechanisms.

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