The link between helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer

Arvydas Vanagunas*

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Abstract

Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric malignancy, but only 1% of those infected develop cancer. Reduction in the rate of gastric cancer in the developed world parallels the decrease in H pylori infection during childhood. However, gastric cancer remains a common cause of death in areas of the world where childhood infection with H pylori is the rule. The early stages of gastric lymphoma may be responsive to antibiotic treatment. However, caution must be exercised in providing these patients with careful endoscopie and histologie follow-up to rule out high-grade lymphoma transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-650+656
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume15
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Gastric adenocarcinoma
  • Gastric lymphoma
  • Helicobncter pylori

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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