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Pediatric H. Pylori Infections

Key Points About H. Pylori in Children

  • H. pylori is a spiral-shaped germ (bacteria). It attacks the stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).
  • This causes inflammation. It can also cause open sores called peptic ulcers in the upper digestive tract.
  • Most people with H. pylori won’t have any symptoms or get an ulcer. But it is a main cause of ulcers.
  • It is spread fecal-orally, by ingesting the bacteria through contact with excreted H. pylori from another person (such as contaminated water or food).
  • Having good personal health habits or hygiene can help protect your child.
Children's Team

Children's Team




Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Our gastroenterology experts provide expert diagnosis and treatments for children with digestive, liver and nutrition disorders.