The epidemiology of
H. pylori infection and the incidence of gastric cancer (GC) and its precursor lesions
in different countries are well established.
However, the consequences of such variability for the healthcare of the
multiethnic population of the US are less clear and have not been systematically
H. pylori infection and preneoplastic lesions were more common in some groups than
in others, patients from high-prevalence groups would likely benefit from
H. pylori testing and screening programs for gastric cancer.
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