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A 21-year-old male asked:

I have gastritis caused by h. pylori. ive had it for years now and ive learned that h. pylori if left untreated can cause an autoimmune disease called autoimmune gastritis. if this is true how long does autoimmunity take to develop with h pylori?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not autoimmune: H pylori causes inflammation that can result in gastric atrophy and rarely in cancer of the stomach. H pylori is treatable and you should consult your doctor. Visit this site for information: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/h-pylori/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356177 Wish you good health!

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