Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer: Indian enigma.

  title={Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer: Indian enigma.},
  author={Vatsala Misra and Renu Pandey and Sri Prakash Misra and Manisha Dwivedi},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={20 6},
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gram negative microaerophilic bacterium which resides in the mucous linings of the stomach. It has been implicated in the causation of various gastric disorders including gastric cancer. The geographical distribution and etiology of gastric cancer differ widely in different geographical regions and H. pylori, despite being labeled as a grade I carcinogen, has not been found to be associated with gastric cancer in many areas. Studies in Asian countries such… CONTINUE READING