Bacteria as trigger for chronic gastrointestinal disorders.

  title={Bacteria as trigger for chronic gastrointestinal disorders.},
  author={Philippe Marteau and Ulriikka Chaput},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  volume={29 2},
Apart from acute infections, microorganisms may also induce or perpetuate chronic inflammatory diseases and reversible or irreversible proliferation of various cells in the gastrointestinal tract (the extreme being adenocarcinoma and lymphoma). Helicobacter pylori is not only involved in the pathogenesis of lymphoma and gastric adenocarcinoma. The steps and mechanisms of the carcinogenic process involve host predisposition, environmental factors, and strain virulence. The steps of lymphoma… CONTINUE READING
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