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Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called helicobacter pylori infections. What is that?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ulcer bug

H. Pylori is a bacterium that can cause ulcers, chronic gastritis and other problems.
If not treated, it can cause stomach cancer. Treatment involves antibiotics and other medications in a multi-drug cocktail. The doctors who discovered this bug and its role in stomach disease won the nobel prize for their work.

In brief: Ulcer bug

H. Pylori is a bacterium that can cause ulcers, chronic gastritis and other problems.
If not treated, it can cause stomach cancer. Treatment involves antibiotics and other medications in a multi-drug cocktail. The doctors who discovered this bug and its role in stomach disease won the nobel prize for their work.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: A stomach infection

H. Pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause ulcers.
It has also been associated with a certain type of lymphoma of the stomach.

In brief: A stomach infection

H. Pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause ulcers.
It has also been associated with a certain type of lymphoma of the stomach.
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