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Trends in Helicobacter pylori Infection

Edited by Bruna Maria Roesler

State University of Campinas

Helicobacter pylori is a universally distributed bacterium which affects more than half of the world population. The infection is associated with the development of various diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, besides extradigestive diseases. This book is a comprehensive overview of contributors on H. pylori infection in several areas. Its chapters were divided into sections concerning general aspects of H. pylori infection, immunopathology and genetic diversity, questions regarding possible routes of bacterium transmission, the importance of the strains characteristics in the development of gastric cancer and the possibilities of prevention, H. pylori infection in children, the possible association between its infection and extradigestive diseases, and the principal therapeutic regimens of bacterium eradication, considering the antimicrobial resistance.

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Trends in Helicobacter pylori InfectionEdited by Bruna Maria Roesler

Published: April 3rd 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57053

ISBN: 978-953-51-1239-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7200-0

Copyright year: 2014

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25558 Total Chapter Downloads

109 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

247 Dimensions Citations


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1. Persistence of Helicobacter pylori Infection: Genetic and Epigenetic Diversity

By Mohammed Benghezal, Jonathan C. Gauntlett, Aleksandra W. Debowski, Alma Fulurija, Hans-Olof Nilsson and Barry James Marshall


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2. Immune Response to Helicobacter pylori

By Batool Mutar Mahdi


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3. Can Drinking Water Serve as a Potential Reservoir of Helicobacter pylori? Evidence for Water Contamination by Helicobacter pylori

By Malgorzata Plonka, Aneta Targosz and Tomasz Brzozowski


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4. Molecular Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori in Brazilian Patients with Early Gastric Cancer and a Review to Understand the Prognosis of the Disease

By Bruna Maria Roesler and José Murilo Robilotta Zeitune


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5. Helicobacter pylori Infection and Gastric Cancer — Is Eradication Enough to Prevent Gastric Cance

By Aleksandra Sokic-Milutinovic, Dragan Popovic, Tamara Alempijevic, Sanja Dragasevic, Snezana Lukic and Aleksandra Pavlovic-Markovic


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6. Particulars of the Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children

By Florica Nicolescu


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7. Helicobacter pylori Infection, Gastric Physiology and Micronutrient deficiency (Iron and Vitamin C) in Children in Developing Countries

By Shafiqul Alam Sarker


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8. Helicobacter pylori and Liver – Detection of Bacteria in Liver Tissue from Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using Laser Capture Microdissection Technique (LCM)

By Elizabeth Maria Afonso Rabelo-Gonçalves, Bruna Maria Röesler and José Murilo Robilotta Zeitune


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9. Helicobacter pylori Infection — Challenges of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Emergence of Alternative Treatments

By Amidou Samie, Nicoline F. Tanih and Roland N. Ndip


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10. Helicobacter pylori — Current Therapy and Future Therapeutic Strategies

By Rajinikanth Siddalingam and Kumarappan Chidambaram


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11. Floating Drug Delivery Systems for Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease

By Yousef Javadzadeh and Sanaz Hamedeyazdan


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12. Empirical Versus Targeted Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infections in Southern Poland According to the Results of Local Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring

By Elżbieta Karczewska, Karolina Klesiewicz, Paweł Nowak, Edward Sito, Iwona Skiba, Małgorzata Zwolińska–Wcisło, Tomasz Mach and Alicja Budak


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13. The Mechanisms of Action and Resistance to Fluoroquinolone in Helicobacter pylori Infection

By Carolina Negrei and Daniel Boda


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