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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): Chronic Infection

Status: Topic Selected for Evaluation

  • Primary Exposures:
    • Gram negative, multi-flagellated bacterium that colonizes the stomach and causes peptic ulcer
    • Bacterium is spread by person-to-person contact especially among family member and routes of exposure include: oral-oral, fecal-oral, iatrogenic, and possibly from contaminated water
    • Risks factors for infection include age, race, socioeconomic status such as crowded living conditions, poor sanitation/hygiene
  • Documents
    • Federal Register notice requesting public comment on nominated substances (January 19, 2012 – PDF HTML)
    • Concept Document
    • Draft RoC Monograph
    • Revised RoC Monograph
    • Final RoC Monograph
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