The microbiology and epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection.

  title={The microbiology and epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection.},
  author={Adrian Susan Lee},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement},
Helicobacter pylori is part of a genus of specialized bacteria that have adapted to the ecological niche provided by gastric mucus. H. pylori has exploited the human niche, while further species of Helicobacter have inhabited the gastric mucosa of other animals. The preferred habitat of H. pylori is the gastric antrum. In humans with normal gastric function, the organism is mainly restricted to the antral surface, where a number of specialized traits allow it to flourish, while causing minimal… CONTINUE READING

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