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How do I tell kids grandma has helicobacter pylori infections? What do they need to know?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: How old r kids?

If little kids, don't need to know much.
H pylori is common, (couple billion people in the world have it); can cause infl of stomach, duodenum, ulcers, associated with stomach cancer, lymphoma. Can be treated with a variety of regimens including antibiotics, and antiulcer meds. Don't know transmission exactly: food, water, other people.

In brief: How old r kids?

If little kids, don't need to know much.
H pylori is common, (couple billion people in the world have it); can cause infl of stomach, duodenum, ulcers, associated with stomach cancer, lymphoma. Can be treated with a variety of regimens including antibiotics, and antiulcer meds. Don't know transmission exactly: food, water, other people.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Treatable

Tell them this can cause ulcers in the upper gastrointestinal tract and predispose to cancer, but is treatable and curable and they will not likely get it from grandma.

In brief: Treatable

Tell them this can cause ulcers in the upper gastrointestinal tract and predispose to cancer, but is treatable and curable and they will not likely get it from grandma.
Dr. Martin Raff
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