Published online Jan 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i2.310
Peer-review started: November 11, 2017
First decision: November 30, 2017
Revised: December 8, 2017
Accepted: December 13, 2017
Article in press: December 13, 2017
Published online: January 14, 2018
Core tip: The authors of the “letter to the editor” “Helicobacter is preserved in yeast vacuoles! Does Koch’s postulates confirm it?” argue that amoeba fits better than Candida yeast in our review. They like to see intracellular Helicobacter pylori only inside amoeba, not in yeast. The questions raised are: which one can carry H. pylori to the human gastrointestinal tract, vagina and skin, while remaining alive and able to colonize - amoeba or yeast? Which one is recognized as a member of the microbiota of these locations - amoeba or yeast? Accordingly, the authors present their personal conclusions, without supporting references and experimental data.