Thirty years have passed since Warren and Marshall's discovery of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Since then, not only peptic ulcer diseases and chronic gastritis but also non-cardia gastric cancers have been recognized as diseases originating from H. pylori infection. Several combination therapies consisting of multiple antibiotics have been developed as first- or second-line regimens to eradicate H. pylori infection. Our extensive experience in the field of anti-H. pylori medicine suggests that clinicians should consider a possible role for unidentified, invisible pathogens to elucidate the pathogenesis and improve the treatment of refractory diseases of unknown etiology.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Keio Journal of Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Dec|
- Helicobacter pylori
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