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Helicobacter pylori

H.pylori

http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2008/pluym_evan/

Identification :

  • unique gram stain positive
  • catalase positive
  • oxidase positive
  • urease positive
  • rapid urease reaction using a gastric biopsy specimen
  • urea breath test
  • serology

Clinical Significance :

  • ability to survive in human stomach
  • gastric or duodenal lesions
  • gastric carcinoma
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