Helicobacter pylori infection: a clinical overview.

  title={Helicobacter pylori infection: a clinical overview.},
  author={Ane Kandulski and Michael Selgrad and P Malfertheiner},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={40 8},
BACKGROUND Helicobcater pylori colonizes the stomach of more than half of the world's population, and the infection continues to play a key role in the pathogenesis of a number of gastroduodenal diseases. Colonization of the gastric mucosa with Helicobcater pylori results in the development of chronic gastritis in all infected individuals and in a subset of patients chronic gastritis progresses to complications (i.e. ulcer disease, gastric neoplasias, some distinct extragastric disorders). The… CONTINUE READING