According to guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the identification of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, or marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of MALT type, is a key indication to test for and eradicate H pylori infection.
There is no proven causal association between H pylori infection and GERD; moreover, on a geographical basis, there is a negative association between the prevalence of H pylori infection and the prevalence and severity of GERD. On the basis of the best available evidence, there is no indication to test a patient with typical GERD symptoms for H pylori infection; exceptions would be if the patient also has a history of peptic ulcer disease or dyspeptic symptoms.
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Cite this: Steven F. Moss. Fast Five Quiz: Management of Helicobacter pylori - Medscape - Jan 25, 2022.