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Spiral shaped microorganisms in the human duodenal mucosa.
  1. I. M. Nakshabendi,
  2. S. E. Peebles,
  3. F. D. Lee,
  4. R. I. Russell
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.


    A new spiral shaped microorganism, Gastrospirillum hominis, distinct from Helicobacter pylori, has recently been described in the gastric mucosa. We report a patient with duodenal erosions who was found to have these organisms in his duodenal mucosa. This bacterium is not necessarily specific to the stomach, and its association with peptic damage needs to be studied further.

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