Fast Five Quiz: Helicobacter pylori

B.S. Anand, MD

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May 17, 2021

Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative microaerophilic bacterium that infects the epithelial lining of the stomach. It is the chief cause of chronic gastritis and the primary etiological agent for gastric cancer and peptic ulcer disease (PUD). Despite efforts to prevent H pylori infection and to eradicate it altogether, it remains a major global public health issue. In 2015, approximately 4.4 billion individuals worldwide were estimated to be positive for H pylori. Effective diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent the complications associated with H pylori infection.

How familiar are you with H pylori? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

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