Immune responses to differentiated forms of Helicobacter pylori in children with epigastric pain.

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection affects human populations of all ages. This gastric bacterium exists in spiral form and the reported viable but nonculturable coccoid form. The present study aims to examine the probable role of the coccoid form in H. pylori infection by comparing the seroprevalences of the spiral and the coccoid forms in children with… (More)

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