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Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 463–466 | Cite as

Cap polyposis cured by Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy

  • Hideto Oiya
  • Kiyotaka Okawa
  • Tetsuya Aoki
  • Hiroko Nebiki
  • Takeshi Inoue
Case report

Helicobacter pylori

eradication. A 63-year-old man was diagnosed as having cap polyposis with mucoid stool, diarrhea, and bleeding on defecation. Following 5 weeks of total parenteral nutrition, his symptoms and hypoproteinemia improved and he was discharged, although follow-up colonoscopic findings revealed no improvement. Subsequent gastroscopy revealed diffusely erosive polyps with cap-like “fur” from the angle to the antrum of the stomach, similar to the lesions observed in the colon. Because H. pylori infection was demonstrated in the stomach, eradication therapy was administered. After this treatment, his symptoms immediately disappeared, and the polypoid lesions in the colon and stomach had completely disappeared 8 months later. Because there have been no previous reports of a relationship between H. pylori and cap polyposis, this case is of great interest.

Key words: cap polyposis eradication therapy gastric lesion Helicobacter pylori 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideto Oiya
    • 1
  • Kiyotaka Okawa
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Aoki
    • 1
  • Hiroko Nebiki
    • 1
  • Takeshi Inoue
    • 2
  1. 1. Department of Gastroenterology, Osaka City General Hospital, 2-13-22 Miyakojimahondoori, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka 534-0021, JapanJP
  2. 2. Department of Pathology, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, JapanJP

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