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Helicobacter Pylori Infection

H. Pylori is a common type of bacteria that grows in the digestive tract, and tends to attack the lining of the stomach. It infects the stomachs of the world's adult population around 60 per cent Trusted Source. H. Pylori infections are usually harmless but the majority of stomach and small intestine ulcers are responsible. For Helicobacter the "H" in name is short. "Helico" means spiral which indicates the spiral shape of the bacteria. H. Infect your stomach with pylori often during childhood. While infections with this strain of bacteria usually do not cause symptoms, some people may develop illnesses, including peptic ulcers, and an inflammatory disorder inside your stomach known as gastritis.

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