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Helicobacter pylori Suppresses Serum Immunoglobulin Levels in Smokers with Peptic Ulcer: Probable Interaction Between Smoking and H. pylori Infection in the Induction of Th1 Predominant Immune Response and Peptic Ulceration

By Yoshihiro Matsukawa and Kimitoshi Kato

Submitted: November 14th 2010Reviewed: May 10th 2011Published: November 4th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/21507

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Yoshihiro Matsukawa and Kimitoshi Kato (November 4th 2011). Helicobacter pylori Suppresses Serum Immunoglobulin Levels in Smokers with Peptic Ulcer: Probable Interaction Between Smoking and H. pylori Infection in the Induction of Th1 Predominant Immune Response and Peptic Ulceration, Peptic Ulcer Disease Jianyuan Chai, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/21507. Available from:

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