Helicobacter pylori is one of the most common chronic bacterial infections worldwide. It is usually acquired in childhood and transmitted within families. 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 > 1 million deaths annually.
H pylori might 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.
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Cite this: Steven F. Moss, Cristian Puerta. Fast Five Quiz: Management of Helicobacter pylori - Medscape - Oct 18, 2023.