What is the association between Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection, and malignancies?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A strong association has been reported between H pylori infection and gastric lymphoma and adenocarcinoma of the body and antrum of the stomach. Some cofactors may play a key role in determining such diseases. Whether H pylori eradication can decrease the risk of cancer is unknown.


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