Definitions for "Helicobacter pylori"
the cork-screwed shaped bacteria found responsible for most cases of human gastritis, ulceration and potential cause of stomach cancer.
Bacteria which can infect the stomach. Stomach infection with HP has been shown to be a cause of a rare type of lymphoma of the stomach. Possibly increases the risk of the commonest type of stomach cancer, (adenocarcinoma of the stomach), but this has not been conclusively proved. See Adenocarcinoma, Lymphoma.
Bacterium causing gastritis and peptic ulcer disease in humans.