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South Med J. 1994 Nov;87(11):1147-50.

Gastrospirillum hominis in acute gastric erosion.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Gastrospirillum hominis is a spirochete that has been described in association with chronic gastritis and duodenal ulcers. We report the case of a patient having acute gastric erosion in whom biopsy showed abundant organisms. The erosion resolved while the patient was receiving sucralfate and omeprazole therapy. We discuss the histopathology and mode of transmission of G hominis, along with the role of antibiotic therapy.

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