Fast Five Quiz: Management of Helicobacter pylori

Steven F. Moss, MD


January 25, 2022

Helicobacter pylori is one of the most common chronic bacterial infections worldwide. Approximately half of the global population is believed to be infected with H pylori. It is a significant cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer, which together account for more than 1 million deaths annually. H pylori may also be a factor in uninvestigated and functional dyspepsia, ulcer risk in patients taking low-dose aspirin or receiving long-term therapy with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Treatment should be offered to all patients who test positive for an active H pylori infection.

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