Conditions + Treatments

Helicobacter Pylori in Children

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Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori, is a spiral-shaped bacterium found in the stomach. H. pylori secretes acid, damages stomach and duodenal tissue and causes inflammation and peptic ulcers.

Researchers aren't sure what causes H. pylori.

Children's has one of the largest pediatric Gastroenterology programs in the world. We see more than 27,000 outpatient visits per year and consistently rank within the top three of pediatric digestive disorder centers by U.S.News & World Report. Ongoing clinical studies, as well as a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, make Children's a one-stop center for digestive disorders.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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