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THE GENERATION DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM
H. Pylori SA
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are spiral-shaped bacteria that grow in the digestive tract and have a tendency to attack the stomach lining. H. pylori infections are usually harmless, but they’re responsible for the majority of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. H. pylori is a common type of bacteria that usually infects the stomach. They may be present in more than half of all people in the world, according to the Mayo Clinic. The “H” in the name is short for Helicobacter. “Helico” means spiral. The bacteria are spiral shaped. H. pylori normally infect your stomach during childhood. While infections with this strain of bacteria typically don’t cause symptoms, they can lead to diseases in some people, including peptic ulcers, and an inflammatory condition inside your stomach known as gastritis. Infection by H. pylori has been implicated in the pathogenesis of gastro-duodenal diseases. Several guidelines on H. pylori infection from around the world indicate that eradication of H. pylori would result in a reduction of the incidence of gastroduodenal diseases, including gastric cancer, and would decrease new infections in future generations.
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