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Relationship Between Helicobacter pylori and Gastroduodenal Physiology: Acid Secretion and Pepsinogens

  • K. J. Hengels
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Abstract

It is now accepted that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) causes type B gastritis. Apart from its putative role as a cofactor in ulcerogenesis, H. pylori infection seems to be a predictive factor for ulcer recurrence [1]. Although H. pylori is known to alter gastric and duodenal morphology and function, the pathogenetic mechanisms behind the observed disturbances are only partly elucidated.

Keywords

Pylorus Infection Acid Secretion Gastric Acid Secretion Atrophic Gastritis Pernicious Anemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Hengels
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyHeinrich-Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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