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Helicobacter heilmannii

Thursday 20 October 2005

Definition: H. heilmannii belongs to the Helicobacter family and is found in a small number of gastric biopsies. This bacterium is generally found in primates, cats, pigs, and carnivorous mammals. About 0.5% to 6% of human gastric infections have been attributed to H. heilmannii.


- In gastric biopsy and gastritis


- mild chronic gastritis with prominent lymphoid aggregates
- peptic ulceration
- gastric carcinoma
- mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALT lymphoma or extra-nodal marginal zone lymphoma )

See also

- Helicobacter sp.


- Singhal AV, Sepulveda AR. Helicobacter heilmannii gastritis: a case study with review of literature. Am J Surg Pathol. 2005 Nov;29(11):1537-9. PMID: 16224223