Mini Review
Volume 7 Issue 2 - 2020
Helicobacter pylori: A Short Literature Review
Shabina Rehman*
Department of Biochemistry, West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown, USA
*Corresponding Author: Shabina Rehman, Department of Biochemistry, West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown, USA.
Received: December 06, 2019; Published: January 10, 2020


Several years ago, it was thought that ulcers were caused by stress, smoking or lack of exercise and so on. In 1982, it was reported that the bacteria which was responsible for most of the stomach ulcers was Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a bacteria, which can enter the body and live in the digestive tract. Presence of H. pylori after several years can cause ulcers in the lining of the stomach or in the upper part of small intestine, which can lead to gastric cancer. It has been documented that infection with H. pylori effects almost two-thirds of the world’s population.

However, it is now known that H. pylori doesn’t affect everyone, but evidence links H. pylori infection with gastric diseases. H. pylori infection is a global infection in developing countries. It has been documented that the occurrence of H. pylori is higher in developing countries, because the bacterium is acquired at an early age compared to developed countries. Hence, it affects over 50% in developed countries, when compared with more than 80% in developing countries. This short review will summarize important facts from the scientific literature reported over several years, and will include, but not limited to gastric cancer, infection, eradication, treatment and resistance.

Keywords: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori); Stress; Smoking


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Citation: Shabina Rehman. “Helicobacter pylori: A Short Literature Review”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 7.2 (2020): 01-09.

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