Medical Definition of Helicobacter heilmannii

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Helicobacter heilmannii: A bacterium that infects most cats, dogs, and pigs and causes them stomach inflammation (gastritis). H. heilmannii is not usually transmitted from animals to people, but people who have been infected by H. heilmannii are known to have developed gastric and duodenal ulcers. Antibiotics can cure H. heilmannii infections. H. heilmannii is closely related to H. pylori.

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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