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Helicobacter pylori Infection

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral gram-negative urease-producing bacterium that can be found in the mucus coating the gastric mucosa or between the mucous layer and gastric epithelium. Multiple factors enable the bacterium to live in the hostile stomach acid environment, including its ability to produce urease, which

Who Is Infected with Helicobacter pylori?

Mechanism Of Helicobacter Pylori Infection helicobacter pylori infection occurs when H. pylori is swallowed. Ingestion of the bacterium by consumption of contaminated food or liquid, or by eating unwashed vegetables contaminated with human sewage (as occurs often in developing countries), seems to be the most likely route of