In which counties does Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection occur more frequently?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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H pylori infection occurs more frequently in developing countries than in industrialized countries. H pylori strains differ in their potential to cause diseases. Although anyone can develop a microscopic gastritis, only a minority of infected persons develop ulcers or other diseases. H pylori gastritis is considered an infectious condition, even in the setting of asymptomatic patients and regardless of whether a peptic ulcer or gastric cancer is present. [1]


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