Message Number: YG5493 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-14 12:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] RE: Helicobacter + cancer

Awhile back someone asked if Helicobacter mustelae
has been linked with cancer in ferrets. The answer is yes.
H. mustelae has been linked with gastric adenocarcinoma
and with gastric mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)
lymphoma. This is similiar to H. pylori and cancer in people.
I have not seen anything suggesting it can cause cancer
in the pancreas or anywhere else.
Jerry Murray, DVM