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A 48 year old man was referred to the open access endoscopy service by his general practitioner. He gave a 12 month history of epigastric pain and nausea and was receiving Gaviscon. He was an ex-smoker admitting to minimal alcohol intake.
The gastroscopy was normal but the histology of the biopsy specimens of the gastric antrum (figs 1 and 2) showed superficial chronic gastritis with Helicobacter heilmannii but noHelicobacter pylori was seen.
- What is Helicobacter heilmannii?
- What does it do?
- What is the clinical significance?
- Does it require treatment?