Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped gram-negative bacterium involved in the development of gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcers, and gastric cancer.
Infection is strongly associated with the development of gastric epithelial and lymphoid malignancies.
Acute infection is mostly asymptomatic and is acquired through human-to-human contact via gastro-oral and fecal-oral routes.
Adaptability in gastric conditions and production of urease allow it to colonize the stomach.
Adding periodontal therapy (periotherapy) to standard triple antibiotic therapy targeting Helicobacter (H.) pylori may reduce the risk of recurrence of H. pylori infections, a new study shows, suggesting a promising approach for managing H. pylori infection.
Older patients receiving treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC) were more likely to experience adverse events (AEs) compared with their younger counterparts, according to a study presented at AIBD 2018.