The identification of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, or marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of MALT type, is a key indication for testing and eradicating H pylori infection.
Generally, a causal association between H pylori infection and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) isn't common. Moreover, on a geographical basis, data suggest a negative association between the prevalence of H pylori infection and the prevalence and severity of GERD.
Testing for H pylori infection should also be offered to patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia, a history of current or past gastric or duodenal ulcer, a family history of peptic ulcer or gastric cancer, and regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Learn more about practice essentials in the management of H pylori infection.
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Cite this: Steven F. Moss, Cristian Puerta. Fast Five Quiz: Management of Helicobacter pylori - Medscape - Oct 18, 2023.