You have probably heard about the connection between the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and stomach ulcers. But how does this bacteria survive in the hostile environment of the stomach? This infographic provides a quick overview of H. pylori’s defense mechanisms and the resources at the bottom of the article can help you find more information on this important bacteria.
- H. Pylori Infection: Mayo Clinic
- Peptic Ulcer Disease: American College of Gastroenterology
- Helicobacter pylori and Cancer: National Cancer Institute
- CDC Fact Sheet: H.pylori
- H pylori thumbnail: By Yutaka Tsutsumi, M.D. Professor Department of Pathology Fujita Health University School of Medicine [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons
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Kim Scott is a sophomore at Western Carolina University where she is studying for a career in nursing. Kim is also one of the instructional designers at Ricochet Creative Productions.