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Helicobacter pylori is a WHO Class I Carcinogen

Helicobacter pylori is a WHO Class I Carcinogen

Helicobacter pylori is considered a World Health Organization (WHO) class I carcinogen.

A. True
B. False


Answer: A

The gram negative bacterium H pylori is a potential cause of dyspeptic symptoms, gastric/duodenal ulcers, and has been linked to gastric cancer. Any patient with these symptoms who has an increased risk of gastric cancer (eg, family history, race) should be treated.


 

 
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