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Is h.Pylori infection contagious?

Is h.Pylori infection contagious?

Potentially yes: Most h pylori aquired in childhood by 'shared spit' (one way or another). Contaminated water a possibility too. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is H. Pylori infection?

What is H. Pylori infection?

Helicobacter pylori: This bacteria has been shown to create hyperacidity in the stomach and predispose to gastric cancer. It is easily diagnosed and treated. If you have been having signs of abdominal discomfort, reflux esophagitis, frequent gastric pain please go and see a GI doctor. Best wishes to clear this up. ...Read more

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Is h pylori deadly?

Yes: Helicobacter pylori does not kill directly, but it is culprit for a large percentage of stomach cancers and other tumors. The ulcers that it causes still kill the unwary as well. Best to have the nasty little creatures eradicated as required -- which thankfully we can now do! ...Read more

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How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

Worth treating: If you get tested for this you are having GI symptoms. H pylori is worth treating when you have reflux, peptic ulcers, or gastritis discomfort. Some people feel it can cause on going problems and it is worth taking the prescription regiman to get rid of it. Unfortunately the meds required can cause some nausea and it helps to take food with it. Have the discussion with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

Various: Confirmed h pylori infections traditionally requires triple therapy. 2 abx and an antacid. These abx are tetracycline, amoxillin, metronidazole, macrolides. There are various combinations to these so ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Helicobacter infecti: This is usually a stomach infection. Google to get details on the infection. ...Read more

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Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Yes, : Yes, h pylori can be transmitted quite easily from one person to another, although in modern, sanitary conditions, that transmission is much less common than it used to be. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Treat: See your doctor for treatment. If the infection is confirmed, treatment with a combination of pills, is usually effective in eradicating the infection. ...Read more

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Is h. Pylori deadly or just causes ulcers? Can someone get fever, chills, aches, like the flu, from an h. Pylori infection?

Is h. Pylori deadly or just causes ulcers? Can someone get fever, chills, aches, like the flu, from an h. Pylori infection?

Ulcers and cancer: H pylori causes ulcers, however, long standing infections are linked to stomach cancer. People usually do not get flu like symptoms from h pylori. ...Read more

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Hx of a "mononucleosis like virus" (titer neg), still get chronic sinus infections, weakened immune system, shingles, bact infects. Poss causes? Hiv-

Hx of a "mononucleosis like virus" (titer neg), still get chronic sinus infections, weakened immune system, shingles, bact infects. Poss causes? Hiv-

Immune deficiency: Good that HIV has been ruled out! but there are other immune-deficiency states that need to be addressed. Tell your md to refer you to a good immunologist for further work up. ...Read more

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Could urease inhibitors be used in treating h. pylori infection?

Could urease inhibitors be used in treating h. pylori infection?

No : You need the combination of antibiotic and acid suppressing medicine to treat H. Pylori successfully. ...Read more

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Can h pylori thyroiditis?

Can h pylori thyroiditis?

No: If you are asking if h pylori can cause thyroiditis then i would have to answer "no.". ...Read more

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H.pyroli infection is curable,is it reoccurent infection?

H.pyroli infection is curable,is it reoccurent infection?

Hopefully not: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite to avoid risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection.Test & treat +contacts simultaneously to avoid cross infection. Document clearance of H.pylori post-treatment. ...Read more

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Gastritis-is it contagious?

Gastritis-is it contagious?

Gastritis: One of the cause of gastritis is infection with bacteria called Helicobacter pylori . It can be diagnosed by blood test and stool test and can be treated easily . http://patient.info/health/gastritis ...Read more

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Is h pylori stomach infection contagious? Can it be passed on by sliva, sneezing etc

Is h pylori stomach infection contagious? Can it be passed on by sliva, sneezing etc

Yes, it is: presumably contagious. Mode of transmission is usually via contaminated water or foods. It can presumably transmitted by saliva, but this is more theoretical. ...Read more

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Can heavy drinking cause h. Pylori Infection ?

No : It is believed that most people's H. pylori infection occurs during their childhood years and usually causes no problems throughout their lifetime. Heavy drinking does not cause this infection. If you are diagnosed as having it, you should get it treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Maybe...: Reinfection with h. Pylori in an adult is unlikely based on what is understood about its transmission. Recrudescence of the infection may occur if the antibiotics did not completely eradicate the bacteria. The antibiotic regimens have a reported 80 - 90% eradication rate. ...Read more

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Is citrobacter koseri contagious?

Is citrobacter koseri contagious?

Not contagious: This is a normal bacteria in the intestines. Sometimes it causes urinary tract infection, especially in women. But it isn't transmitted sexually or otherwise. ...Read more

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Can stomach cancer be transmitted through kissing? How contagious is h. Pylori?

Can stomach cancer be transmitted through kissing?  How contagious is h. Pylori?

No.: Stomach cancer cannot be transmitted through kissing. H. Pylori is widely prevalent and mostly spreads through food and drink. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more