The significance of virulence factors in Helicobacter pylori.

  title={The significance of virulence factors in Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={S. Renee Shiota and Rumiko Suzuki and Yoshio Yamaoka},
  journal={Journal of digestive diseases},
  volume={14 7},
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is linked to various gastroduodenal diseases; however, only a small fraction of these patients develop associated diseases. Despite the high prevalence of H. pylori infection in Africa and South Asia, the incidence of gastric cancer in these areas is much lower than those in other countries. The incidence of gastric cancer tends to decrease from north to south in East Asia. Such geographical differences in the pathology can be explained, at least in… CONTINUE READING
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