What causes pediatric Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Epidemiologic studies have addressed various factors, such as bacterial, host, genetic, and environmental factors, to determine the causative links to H pylori infection. Data support person-to-person spread of infection, possibly related to dental plaque, but knowledge of reservoirs and transmission modes is incomplete.


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