Current Gastroenterology Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 489–496

Helicobacter pylori in Gastric Malignancies

Authors

  • Abhishek Bhandari
    • Department of MedicineUniversity of California, San Diego
    • Division of Gastroenterology, Department of MedicineUniversity of California, San Diego
Stomach and Duodenum (J Pisegna, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11894-012-0296-y

Cite this article as:
Bhandari, A. & Crowe, S.E. Curr Gastroenterol Rep (2012) 14: 489. doi:10.1007/s11894-012-0296-y

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection remains common worldwide and is significantly associated with gastric adenocarcinoma and gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)lymphoma. This article reviews recent developments in the field of H. pylori with an emphasis on mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and the bacterial, environmental and host factors that may alter risk of developing gastric cancer or gastric MALT lymphoma. The topic of eradication of H. pylori to prevent the development of malignancy and the possibility of a vaccine against H. pylori are also explored.

Keywords

HelicobacterPyloriGastricMalignancyAdenocarcinomaMALTLymphomaCancerStomachMucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

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