Helicobacter pylori infection in Finland.

  title={Helicobacter pylori infection in Finland.},
  author={Hilpi Rautelin and Timo U. Kosunen},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  volume={36 2},
Helicobacter pylori causes chronic gastritis worldwide and it is the most important single factor in peptic ulcer disease. Up to half of H. pylori infected individuals develop atrophic gastritis over years and decades. H. pylori infection has also been classified as a class I carcinogen in human gastric cancer. Most infections are obtained in childhood, in Finland mainly before the age of 7 years but the exact transmission routes are not known. The infection shows an age-dependent pattern, the… CONTINUE READING

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