Is Helicobacter pylori a bacterium associated with Crohn’s disease, Biliary colic, Gastric ulcers, or Celiac sprue?

1 Answer
Dec 22, 2017


Answer is: gastric ulcer.


Helicobacter pylori lives in human digestive tract and attacks the stomach lining of many adults.

It is a spiral bacteria that invades stomach lining and remains protected by mucus. Obviously it can survive in acidic environment of stomach.

The bacteria and acid, both ultimately cause ulcers by damaging the stomach lining.

(Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease; inflammatory changes may occur in any part of gastric tract.

Biliary colic is a pain that one experiences, generally after eating a meal, due to presence of gallstone.

Celiac sprue is caused by gluten allergy, also known as coeliac disease. Gluten is a protein present mostly in wheat. Absorption of nutrients can not take place along small intestine. Generally the disease is diagnosed in young individuals suffering from chronic diarrhea, anaemia and severe deficiency of vitamins or minerals.)