Published in Gastroenterology Week, April 7th, 2003
According to a study from England, "Helicobacter pylori is an accepted cause of chronic active gastritis and has a major causative role in peptic ulceration. It is a gastric carcinogen. Its role in nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD) is less clear; yet 50% of patients with NUD are infected with H. pylori. H. pylori has been investigated in several other organ systems, but has not been investigated extensively in squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract, a region which could be directly exposed to the bacterium by gastroesophageal reflux (GOR)."
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