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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Cite this: Steven F. Moss. Fast Five Quiz: Management of Helicobacter pylori - Medscape - Jan 25, 2022.