Pathogens

Helicobacter pylori
(bacterium)

Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)
Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.
Helicobacter pylori is a microaerophilic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the Helicobacteraceae family.

The symptoms include gastritis or gastric ulcers. In rare cases, Helicobacter pylori causes gastric adenocarcinomas (malignant tumours of a gland).

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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