This thesis focuses on the current epidemiology of H. pylori in a multi-ethnic Western city (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). It further examines the associations of H. pylori with non-gastric disease, like asthmatic conditions, pregnancy complications and obesity. The studies include a large number of subjects, participating in the Generation R or Rotterdam Study. Finally, this thesis describes the yield of endoscopic surveillance in patients with premalignant gastric lesions.

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E.J. Kuipers (Ernst) , M.C.W. Spaander (Manon)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Parts of the work described in this thesis are supported by R01DK090989 from the National Institutes of Health, the Diane Belfer Program for Human Microbial Ecology, and by the Knapp Family Foundation.
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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