Pylori Gastritis

Helicobacter Pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach that causes inflammation of the stomach called gastritis. This could lead to peptic ulcer disease and even to gastric cancer. The risk of H. Pylori is highest in immigrants from 3rd world countries. Eradication of the bacteria can be successfully achieved in more than 90% of individuals with a combination of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) given over 2 weeks.