Helicobacter Pylori

(HP, H. Pylori)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Features

-  G- class of bacteria

-  Bacillus

-  Microaerophillic

-  Commensal flora: affinity for human gastric mucosa

-  Prevelance upto 54% (Aus)

 

Presentations

-  80% infected ppl asymptomatic

-  PUD (found in upto 100%)

-  Gastroc Ca (found in 94%)

-  Gastric lymphoma (found in 92%)

-  Active chronic gastritis (found in 92%)

 

Dx

-  Urea Breath Test for active infection

-  Endoscopic biopsy: histology, microscopy, culture & HUT/CLO test (rapid urease test)

 

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