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What is h. pylori?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Infection of stomach: H.Pylori is type of bacteria helicobacter pylori that can cause infection in thestomach, together with acid stomach can cause ulcers .Pts are usually asymtomatic.When being treated with ulcers , this bacteria then get tested.It test is positive , pts are treated with two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor for 7-14 days.

Answered 11/5/2019

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

H pylori: H pylori is a ubiquitous bacterium very often found in the stomach. It is found in 50% of the world's population. It may not cause any problems in 80% but has been linked to gastric and duodenal ulcers and to cancer of the stomach. There are tests to detect it if symptoms warrant it.

Answered 11/7/2019

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Helicobacter Pylori: This is a bacterial infection in the stomach that causes up to 60% of the peptic ulcer disease. It is easily diagnosed and easily treated.

Answered 7/15/2014

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