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H. Pylori: A Bacterial Infection that Can Lead to Stomach Ulcers or Stomach Cancer

Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori, is a digestive system bacteria that can lead to acute infection without presenting symptoms. 10 to 20 percent of people who become infected will develop peptic ulcers — an ulcer of the stomach or ulcer in the upper part of the small intestines — of which 3% carry a risk of progressing to cancer.

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