Helicobacter pylori bacterium

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bacteria bacterial bacteriology bacterium campylobacter pyloridis cancer electron micrograph gastric gastric cancer gastric ulcer h. pylori h.pylori helicobacter helicobacter pylori images infect magnified image micro-organisms microbe microbes microbiology microscopic photos stomach cancer subjects tem transmission type ulcer

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This Gram-negative bacillus bacterium is curved (as here) or spiral in shape, with flagellae for motility. Here, many hair-like flagellae are visible. Colonies of H.pylori occur on the stomach mucous membrane in people suffering gastritis, and this bacteria has been linked to stomach ulcer formation. H.pylori may also be a co-factor for gastric cancer; its presence increases the risk of stomach tumours.

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