© 1999

Gastroduodenal Disease and Helicobacter pylori

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • T. Ulf Westblom
  • Steven J. Czinn
  • John G. Nedrud

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 241)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. H. M. Mitchell
    Pages 11-30
  3. J. Kalantar, G. D. Eslick, N. J. Talley
    Pages 31-45
  4. S. J. O. Veldhuyzen Van Zanten, A. Lee
    Pages 47-56
  5. P. Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 57-69
  6. A. Marais, L. Monteiro, F. Mégraud
    Pages 103-122
  7. K. A. Eaton
    Pages 123-154
  8. D. J. McGee, H. L. T. Mobley
    Pages 155-180
  9. T. G. Blanchard, S. J. Czinn, J. G. Nedrud
    Pages 181-213
  10. T. U. Westblom, B. D. Bhatt
    Pages 215-235
  11. N. S. Mann, T. U. Westblom
    Pages 301-308
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 309-313

About this book


I am delighted to be able to write the foreword for this new book on Helicobacter pylori by three pioneers in the field, Vlf West­ blom, Steven Czinn and John Nedrud. Because of their long experience in both basic and clinical aspects of H. pylori, the editors have been able to produce a volume which is authoritative and up to date in the science of H. pylori, while still being concise and interesting for the practicing physician or H. pylori novice. To achieve this, they have collected a very distinguished group of authors from within the Vnited States and around the world. The chapters are sequenced in approximately the same order as developments in H. pylori science over the past 15 years. The first chapter on the discovery of H. pylori is by Cliodna McNulty, who was the first person to culture the organism in Europe. The epidemiology is then described followed by the main clinical as­ sociations, which are gastritis and dyspepsia, peptic ulcers, can­ cers and lymphoma. This naturally leads to discussion of the laboratory aspects of H. pylori, especially the microbiology, in­ cluding essential information on antibiotic resistance patterns. Next, virulence and pathogenicity of H. pylori are explained as defined in studies using animal models, then by discussion of the metabolism of the organism. Finally, the interaction of the bac­ terium with the host immune systems is dealt with, including the implications of these findings as they relate to the development of future vaccines.


Gastritis antibiotic antibiotics bacteria cancer helicobacter pylori immune system infection infections metabolism microbiology resistance vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • T. Ulf Westblom
    • 1
  • Steven J. Czinn
    • 2
  • John G. Nedrud
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical Service (111), Central Texas Veterans Health Care SystemTexas A&M University, College of MedicineTempleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Rainbow Babies and Children HospitalCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Institute of PathologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gastroduodenal Disease and Helicobacter pylori
  • Book Subtitle Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Editors T. Ulf Westblom
    Steven J. Czinn
    John G. Nedrud
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65084-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64221-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60013-5
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 313
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Microbiology
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