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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helicobacter pylori (or h.Pylori) is a common bacteria which infects the lining of the stomach and can cause ulcers and stomach irritation, among other problems. It is fairly common on the United States and even more common in other parts of the world. It can be diagnosed by blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, and several other methods. Treatment is a 7-14 ...Read more
Is h. Pylori deadly or just causes ulcers? Can someone get fever, chills, aches, like the flu, from an h. Pylori infection?
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. ...Read more
No test is perfect: H.pylori is a organism that promotes ulcers. Your negative serum test implies an absence of protective antibodies, presumably due to lack of exposure or infection. Of course, a "false negative" result occurs with all testing. There are many ways to test for H.pylori so if you have risk factors, exposures, or high suspicion of infection get a confirmatory study. ...Read more