The treatment of helicobacter pylori infection in the management of peptic ulcer disease

J. H. Walsh, W. L. Peterson

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Abstract

The recognition of gastritis due to Helicobacter pylori as a factor of major importance has revolutionized the therapeutic approach to peptic ulcer disease.1,2 The recurrence of ulcers can be more effectively prevented by a single course of antimicrobial treatment that eradicates H. pylori infection than by the continuous suppression of acid secretion. This concept received important support when a recent Consensus Development Conference of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended that all patients with ulcers who are also infected with H. pylori receive antimicrobial therapy.3 Our review will focus on how to diagnose and treat H. pylori infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)984-991
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume333
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 1995

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