H. pylori

Definition / meaning of H. pylori

A type of bacterium that causes inflammation and ulcers in the stomach or small intestine. People with H. pylori infections may be more likely to develop cancer in the stomach, including MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma. Also called Helicobacter pylori.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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