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AmpathChat #54 - Helicobacter Pylori: An Update

Infectious Diseases

Apr 01, 2019 | Infectious Diseases

Dr Ebrahim Hoosien

Helicobacter pylori is a highly prevalent curved gram-negative bacterium. Seropositivity rates in South-Africa range between 60% and 100%. It causes more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and up to 80% of gastric ulcers. Atrophic gastritis due to H. pylori can lead to gastric cancer.

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