What is the significance of Helicobacter-like organisms (HLOs) in the study of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infections?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Some Helicobacter -like organisms (HLOs) have been detected by specific polymerase chain reaction tests. The first of these HLOs was described in ferrets and is called Helicobacter mustelae. Helicobacter hepaticus has been described in Syrian hamsters. These HLOs are useful for researching H pylori infection modalities.


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