Testing for Helicobacter pylori

MYSTERY remains as to how people acquire the Gram-negative bacterium H. pylori.  

Most infected people remain asymptomatic, but about 20% will experience a variety of symptoms such as bloating, upper gastric discomfort and nausea/vomiting. Chronic gastritis and duodenitis can lead to the development of ulcers and, rarely, certain stomach cancers.1,2,3

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