Helicobacter pylori gastritis and gastric physiology.


It is now recognized that Helicobacter pylori infection exerts profound and diverse effects on gastric acid secretory function and that the alterations in acid secretion depend on the pattern of gastritis caused by the infection. In patients with an antral predominant nonatrophic gastritis, there is acid hypersecretion leading to duodenal ulcer disease. In… (More)


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