The role of epidemiology in understanding the health effects of Helicobacter pylori.

  title={The role of epidemiology in understanding the health effects of Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={K. Goodman and M. Cockburn},
  volume={12 2},
  • K. Goodman, M. Cockburn
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Helicobacter pylori infects one-half or more of the world population and causes chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, and probably gastric cancer as well. The public-health impact of this infection is far from trivial. Chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer disease are common across populations. Gastric cancer rates have declined during this century, but this cancer remains second among causes of cancer deaths worldwide. Much has been learned about biological and clinical aspects of H. pylori, but key… CONTINUE READING
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