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Microbes Infect. 2003 Jul;5(8):693-703.

Burden of Helicobacter pylori and H. pylori-related diseases in developed countries: recent developments and future implications.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology, The German Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Strasse 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.


Helicobacter pylori colonizes the gastric mucosa. H. pylori infection is the main cause of peptic ulcer and gastric malignancy. This review gives an overview on the epidemiology of H. pylori infection and H. pylori-associated diseases in the developed world, mainly Europe, and it discusses very recent developments with regard to the prevalence and its future implications for H. pylori-associated diseases.

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