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Can gastritis be contagious?

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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Yes: If it is caused by the bacteria h pylori and you share food, it can be passed from one family member to another.
Answered on Dec 9, 2017

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No: It is not contagious; however, there are people who have gastritis secondary to the bacterium, helicobacter pylori.
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