Malignancy and Chronic Inflammation in the Gastrointestinal Tract - New Concepts

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E.-O. Riecken, M. Zeitz
Springer, Oct 31, 1995 - Medical - 178 pages
Despite recent advances, the pathogenesis and therapy of various forms of chronic inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract remains problematical. Especially threatening is the possible complication of the development of a malignant growth, but the role of the chronic inflammatory process in this is not known. Three examples are: H. pylori-induced gastritis is associated with gastric lymphomas and carcinomas; there is an increased incidence of intestinal T-cell lymphomas in tropical sprue; and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, particularly ulcerative colitis, are associated with an increased incidence of carcinoma.
In this book, the Proceedings of Falk Symposium No. 81, held in Berlin, November 3-5, 1994, an extensive exchange of information and opinions between international experts yields a state-of-the-art consensus on practical procedures in diagnostics, prophylaxis and therapy.

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Contents

Helicobacter pylori infection clinical aspects and epidemiology
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Significance of Helicobacter pylori infection for malignant
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Cytokine responses to Helicobacter pylori infection
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