robbins basic pathology, 8 ed
If your library has this pathology textbook, there is a nice section on H. Pylori in the gastrointestinal section. It's made not too hard of a read, but you might need a dictionary handy. Tom Kelly 22:31, 18 March 2008 (CDT)
countering the erradication proposal
I heard that there is a theory that h. pylori may be beneficial.
- possibly prevents reflux (i think i heard this)
- possibly keeps stomach more acidic which may be beneficial for fighting pathogens
- there are other theories why H. pylori might be beneficial, so don't only cite the eradication proposals.
Hope that helps. Tom Kelly 22:34, 18 March 2008 (CDT)
i think it is still unproven about the exact route of transmission, but I believe the leading theory is fecal-oral... and don't forget to mention a very important risk factor - low socioeconomic class in childhood, since that is when most people acquire the bacteria. Tom Kelly 23:06, 18 March 2008 (CDT)