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Multiple strains of h pylori

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:13 pm
by Bpositive
Hello helico_expert, Is it possible to be infected with multiple strains of h pylori ? If so would that cause a more rapid problems?

Re: Multiple strains of h pylori

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:05 am
by Helico_expert
it is possible to be co-infected by multiple H. pylori strains or even helicobacter species. Many years ago, we found several strains from a single patients. In fact, it is more common than most people know. It is still not very well understood how the whole thing work. Because H. pylori is a very fast mutating organism. Most of the time, they combine and become a new strain.