Article

Helicobacter pylori in the faeces?

Citation

Weaver LT, Shepherd A, Doherty CP, Mccoll KEL & Williams CL (1999) Helicobacter pylori in the faeces?. Quarterly Journal of Medicine, 92 (7), pp. 361-364. https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/92.7.361

Abstract
First paragraph: The most surprising thing about Helicobacter pylori is its site of residence-within the stomach. Failure of early reports of the presence of spiral gastric organisms to evoke much interest was probably due to a general reluctance to view the stomach as a habitat for micro-organisms because of the extreme acidity of its lumen. Marshall and Warren's `discovery' in 1982 changed that, and now, within 18 years of the cultivation of a microaerophilic flagellated spiral organism from the human stomach, H. pylori is not only regarded as the commonest chronic bacterial infection of mankind, but also the principal cause of duodenal ulcer disease and an important factor in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer.

Keywords
; Helicobacter pylori Physiology; Helicobacter pylori Genetic aspects

Notes
Output Type: Editorial

Journal
Quarterly Journal of Medicine: Volume 92, Issue 7

StatusPublished
Publication date31/07/1999
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/13007
PublisherOxford Journals
ISSN0033-5622