Helicobacter pylori in gastrointestinal disorders
... Helicobacter pylori is a slow growing, highly motile, microaerophilic, spiral-shaped, gram-negative bacteria (Graham & Sung, 2006). It is reported that at least 50% of the worlds population is infected with H. pylori (Ables, Simon, Melton, 2007). H.pylori is linked to histologic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, primary B cell gastric lymphoma and adenocarcinoma of the stomach (Graham & Sung, 2006). The bacterium shows an affinity for the gastric epithelium and elicits a strong inflammatory and immune response (Graham & Sung, 2006). The most characteristic biochemical feature of H. pylori is the production of urease (Graham & Sung, 2006).
H.pylori infection is typically acqu...