What Does a Positive HP Infection Mean?

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Once Helicobacter pylori infection occurs, the probability of developing gastrointestinal diseases will increase significantly. Therefore, if there is a suspicion of Helicobacter pylori infection, it is recommended to promptly visit the hospital for corresponding examinations. For instance, a positive HP infection indicates the presence of Helicobacter pylori poisoning in the patient. In the following, we will specifically explain the meaning and symptoms presented by a positive HP infection.

HP infection positive indicates Helicobacter pylori infection.

1. Helicobacter pylori is a micro-anaerobic, spiral-shaped bacterium with stringent growth requirements. It is currently the only known microorganism species that can survive in the human stomach. "Human-to-human" and "fecal-oral" are the main modes and routes of transmission.

2. There is a significant clustering phenomenon of Hp infection within families. The symptoms of infection mainly include heartburn, bad breath, acid reflux, and stomach pain. It can also cause chronic gastritis, which has a slow course but is prone to recurrent attacks.

Expanded information:

1. Helicobacter pylori parasitizes in the gastric mucosa, first causing chronic gastritis, leading to gastric ulcer and gastric atrophy. In severe cases, it can develop into gastric cancer. The incidence of atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer is higher in individuals who are infected with Helicobacter pylori at a younger age.

2. After the human body is infected with Hp, the bacteria will remain latent in the stomach for a long time, without any symptoms. The infection rate of Hp in patients with chronic gastritis exceeds 90%. It is also associated with multiple systemic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, hematological diseases, and liver and gallbladder diseases.

3. Carbon-13 breath test is the latest, rapid, painless, and radiation-free Helicobacter pylori detection technology. By exhaling and detecting the components of exhaled air, it can determine whether there is Helicobacter pylori infection.