Problem

Helicobacter pylori infection

Other Names:
Overgrowth of H.pylori
Nature:

Bacterial overgrowth of H. pylori can suppress stomach acid which enables it to survive the very low pH environment in a healthy stomach. This creates a vicious cycle where bacterial overgrowth and low stomach acid reinforce each other in a continuous decline of digestive function.

Background:

H. pylori is the type species of the genus Helicobacter. Helicobacters belong to the family Helicobacteraceae which are all members of the subdivision Proteobacteria.

Subject(s):
Biosciences Bacteriology
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
06.11.2019 – 23:04 CET