What is the prognosis of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The prognosis is usually excellent, even in patients with complications, such as gastric MALToma. However, the prognosis becomes poor for patients who develop squamous cell esophageal cancer or gastric carcinoma.

The rate of reinfection is very low (1%-2%); however, children and females have a higher incidence of reinfection (5%-8%)


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