What are the possible complications of 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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See the list below:

  • PUD - Perforation, GI bleeding

  • Iron-deficiency anemia

  • Malignancy

    • Gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma

    • Adenocarcinoma of the gastric body and antrum

  • Gastric-outlet obstruction

  • Increased susceptibility to enteric infections such as salmonellosis and giardiasis due to H pylori- induced hypochlorhydria


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