H. Pylori in HCV-related Chronic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis

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What does the latest research tell us about the connection between H. pylori disease and the potential to develop HCV-related chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma?
This new study looks at the possible link.


What is Helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that causes chronic inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach (gastritis) in humans.

This bacterium also is considered as a common cause of ulcers worldwide; as many as 90% of people with ulcers have detectable organisms.

H. pylori infection is most likely acquired by ingesting contaminated food and water, and through person to person contact. 

In the United States, about 30% of the adult population is infected (50% of infected persons are infected by the age of 60), but the prevalence of infection is decreasing because there is increasing awareness about the infection, and treatment is common...
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July 6, 2012

Role of Helicobacter pylori in Patients With HCV-related Chronic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis With or Without Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Possible Association With Disease Progression

G. Esmat; M. El-Bendary; S. Zakarya; M. A. Ela; K. Zalata

H. Pylori in HCV-related Chronic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis

H. Pylori and Peptic Ulcer Symptoms & Testing Candidates
Published on May 23, 2012 by

H. Pylori and peptic ulcers are common in our country and are even more common in underdeveloped countries. Dr. Falchuk explains how standard testing can help determine if you are suffering from gastritis, peptic ulcers, infection or H. Pylori.




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