Local and Systemic Antibody Responses During Helicobacter pylori Infections
The majority of patients with a Helicobacter pylori infection mount a systemic antibody response which is easily detectable by serological assays such as the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) . Positive results in bacterial agglutination and complement fixation tests  suggest that these antibodies possess some anti-bacterial activity. However, the infection persists suggesting an underlying ineffectiveness in the ability of the systemic antibody response to eradicate the infection.
KeywordsPylorus Infection Normal Human Serum Complement Fixation Test Gastric Mucosal Biopsy Liquid Chromatography Fraction
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