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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 7, 2015; 21(13): 3773-3776
Published online Apr 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i13.3773
Helicobacter pylori eradication in gastric diffuse large B cell lymphoma
Semra Paydas
Semra Paydas, Department of Oncology, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine 01330 Balcali, Turkey
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Correspondence to: Semra Paydas, MD, Professor, Department of Oncology, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, 01330 Balcali, Adana, Turkey. sepay@cu.edu.tr
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Received: September 3, 2014
Peer-review started: September 3, 2014
First decision: October 29, 2014
Revised: November 18, 2014
Accepted: December 14, 2014
Article in press: December 16, 2014
Published online: April 7, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: The association between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma has a long history and H. pylori eradication is the standard of care in these cases. In recent years, it has been shown that high-grade, early-stage gastric lymphoma may be dependent on H. pylori and eradication of this microorganism may be curative in some of the cases with gastric diffuse large B cell lymphoma. However, chemotherapy is a standard approach in cases unresponsive to H. pylori eradication.