Allergo Journal

, Volume 11, Supplement 1, pp S22–S23 | Cite as

Fokustheorie 2002

  • Bettina Wedi
Vorträge / Presentations Urtikaria und Juckreiz


chronische Urtikaria Infekt Autoimmunität molekulare Mimikry Helicobacter pylori 

Focus theory 2002


The exact pathomechanisms of effector cell activation resulting in annoying symptoms of chronic urticaria are far from being clear. The role of infections is discussed for many years but has not been proven. In our hands persistent bacterial infections, particularly with streptococci and Helicobacter pylori, play a major role. Therefore, the current knowledge of the pathogenic role of infections in chronic urticaria and their potential association to autoimmune mechanisms will be presented.

Key words

chronic urticaria infection autoimmunity molecular mimicry Helicobacter pylori 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bettina Wedi
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  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverDeutschland

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