what is helicobacter pylori

David Thomas thoma457 at buzzard.csrv.uidaho.edu
Mon Aug 28 23:16:17 EST 1995

Peter Eichler (petere at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> Could you please tell me what this is?

> Peter Eichler
> E-mail please- petere at ix.netcom.com

H. pylori is a bacterium related to Campylobacter.  It appears to be involved
in producing many cases of gastritis and peptid/duodenal ulcers.  
Estimates vary from 50-80% of cases.  Usually, if an ulcer is due to H. 
pylori, it can be CURED with one or two courses of antibiotics along with 
standard ulcer medications (Tagamet, Zantac, etc.).

David J. Thomas, Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844, USA
thoma457 at uidaho.edu

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