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Definition of Helicobacter heilmannii

Helicobacter heilmannii: A bacterium that infects most cats, dogs, and pigs and causes them stomach inflammation (gastritis). H. heilmannii is not usually transmitted from animals to people, but people who have been infected by H. heilmannii are known to have developed gastric and duodenal ulcers. Antibiotics can cure H. heilmannii infections. H. heilmannii is closely related to H. pylori.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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