Helicobacter pylori Eradication Has the Potential to Prevent Gastric Cancer: A State-of-the-Art Critique

@article{Malfertheiner2005HelicobacterPE,
  title={Helicobacter pylori Eradication Has the Potential to Prevent Gastric Cancer: A State-of-the-Art Critique},
  author={P Malfertheiner and Pentti Ilmari Sipponen and Michael Naumann and Paul M Moayyedi and Francis M{\'e}graud and Shu-dong Xiao and Kentaro Sugano and Olof Nyr{\'e}n},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={2100-2115}
}
Helicobacter pylori infection continues to play a key role in gastric diseases. Colonization of the gastric mucosa with the bacterium invariably results in the development of chronic gastritis and subsets of patients have a progression of the chronic gastritis to either ulcer or cancer. Epidemiological evidence indicates that the proportion of all gastric cancers attributable to H. pylori infection, and hence potentially preventable upon elimination of this risk factor, is somewhere in the… CONTINUE READING

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