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  • Posted: 04/07/2006
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Helicobacter pylori

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A bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the primary cause of stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach. H. pylori can contribute to the development of stomach cancer, but most infections lead to neither symptoms nor cancer.

<em>Helicobacter pylori</em>