Helicobacter pylori infection

H pylori infection

Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is very common, affecting about two thirds of the world's population and about 30% to 40% of people in the United States. H pylori infection is the most common cause of peptic ulcers. However, the infection does not cause problems for most people.

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Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Posssible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional