Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori)

What is Helicobacter pylori (stomach bacteria)?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori or, as it is sometimes termed, stomach bacteria) is a spiral shaped bacterium that can cause chronic inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach (gastritis) in humans. This bacterium also is considered a common cause of ulcers worldwide; as many as 90% of people with ulcers are infected with H. pylori. However, many people have these organisms residing in (colonizing) their stomach and upper digestive tract and have few or no symptoms. Continue Reading

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Reviewed on 10/20/2015
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