Alexander Thumbs

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BACKGROUND HIV and Helicobacter pylori are common chronic infections in sub-Saharan Africa. Both conditions can predispose to gastric hypochlorhydria that may be a risk factor for enteric infections and reduced drug absorption. We have investigated to what extent HIV and H. pylori infections are associated with hypochlorhydria in a Malawian cohort of(More)
Cancer of the oesophagus is the 6th most common cancer in Malawi. Nationwide only three hospitals are able to perform oesophagectomies, and there is no radiotherapy or chemotherapy available. Owing to late presentation of the patients (sometimes in combination with co-morbidities such as HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis) the vast majority of patients are not(More)
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