Infections of the stomach and duodenum
Neville Yeomans, John Lambert
Bockus Gastroenterology | Saunders | Published : 1994
Infections of the stomach and duodenum are uncommon, probably due to the sterilising effect of gastric acid. One notable exception is infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of peptic ulcer disease. This chapter, though, deals with the other uncommon causes - bacterial, parasitic and viral - that occasionally cause acute infection of these regions of the upper gut.