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Título: Helicobacter pylori and autoimmune diseases
Autor: Faria, C
Zakout, R
Araújo, JM
Palavras-chave: Helicobacter pylori
Doenças auto-imunes
Autoimmune diseases
Data: 2012
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 4 April 2012
Resumo: It is now widely accepted that Helicobacter pylori may play a role in several extra-gastric diseases. In particular, H. pylori infection seems to be implicated in various autoimmune diseases. Many recent studies have shown a healing or an improvement in different autoimmune disorders after H. pylori eradication therapy in infected patients. The exact mechanisms behind this relationship remain under discussion, but molecular mimicry is a consistent hypothesis. This subject is particularly relevant taking into consideration the high prevalence of H. pylori infection, the existence of inexpensive and noninvasive diagnostic methods, as the urea breath test or the stool antigen test, and the low cost and toxicity of eradication treatment. If this connection becomes confirmed, it can change the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of some autoimmune diseases
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.10/747
ISSN: 0753-3322
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