Björn Stenström, Helen M Windsor, Alma Fulurija, Mohammed Benghezal, M Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, Kazufumi Kimura, Chin Yen Tay, Charlie H Viiala, Hooi C Ee, Wei Lu, Tobias D Schoep, K Mary Webberley, Barry J Marshall
Repeated experimental reinfection of two subjects indicates that Helicobacter pylori infection does not promote an immune response protective against future reinfection. Our results highlight the importance of preventing reinfection after eradication, through public health initiatives, and possibly treatment of family members. They indicate difficulties for vaccine development, especially therapeutic vaccines.
November 2016: Clinical Case Reports