The biological impact of Helicobacter pylori colonization.

  • R. M. Peek
  • Published 2001 in Seminars in gastrointestinal disease


Helicobacterpylori causes persistent inflammation in the human stomach, yet only a minority of persons harboring this organism develop peptic ulcer disease or gastric malignancy. H. pylori isolates possess substantial phenotypic and genotypic diversity, which may engender differential host inflammatory responses that influence clinical outcome. For example… (More)


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