Arthur J. Morris, BSc, MBChB; M. Rafiq Ali, MBChB; Gordon I. Nicholson, MBChB; Guillermo I. Perez-Perez, DSc; Martin J. Blaser, MD
In 1985, Barry Marshall reported his ingestion of Helicobacter pylori (previously known as Campylobacter pylori ). He developed an acute, but self-limited, histologic gastritis (2). In 1987, Morris and Nicholson (3) reported the case of another volunteer who ingested H. pylori. Although the volunteer had symptoms for only 10 days, both the infection and histologic gastritis persisted until day 67 when 1 month of treatment with bismuth subsalicylate was begun. A biopsy specimen obtained 1 week after completing therapy, on day 103, showed the apparent eradication of H. pylori and the almost complete resolution of histologic gastritis (3). We report
Morris AJ, Ali MR, Nicholson GI, Perez-Perez GI, Blaser MJ. Long-Term Follow-up of Voluntary Ingestion of Helicobacter pylori. Ann Intern Med. ;114:662–663. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-8-662
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(8):662-663.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, H. Pylori, Infectious Disease, Peptic Disease.
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