Acinetobacter lwoffii infection and gastritis

Sivaprakash Rathinavelu, Yana Zavros, Juanita L. Merchant

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About 25% of humans with chronic gastritis are negative for Helicobacter pylori, suggesting that other bacteria are capable of causing inflammation. Bacterial overgrowth may occur in the stomach under conditions of reduced acid secretion. In this review, we will explore what is generally known about non-H. pylori organisms and their ability to induce gastritis, with particular focus on Acinetobacter lwoffi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-657
Number of pages7
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Acinetobacter gastritis
  • Acinetobacter lwoffii
  • Non-Helicobacter gastritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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