Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection

Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 1993 Mar;22(1):73-88.


Recent studies have shown that seroprevalence curves of Helicobacter pylori infection in fact reflected the rate of acquisition in childhood. Although the reservoir is well known, the routes of infection are still poorly understood: Are they oral-oral or fecal-oral?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Helicobacter Infections / epidemiology*
  • Helicobacter Infections / transmission*
  • Helicobacter pylori* / classification
  • Helicobacter pylori* / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies