How is parasitic gastritis transmitted?

Updated: Jul 12, 2020
  • Author: Sarah El-Nakeep, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In patients with gastritis, it is recommended to eradicate H pylori infection before starting nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs)/aspirin treatment for the first time, as this will decrease the possibility of inducing gastroduodenal ulceration. Unfortunately, this therapy's effectiveness decreases with chronic use. However, chronic NSAIDs/aspirin users with known history of peptic ulcer or gastrointestinal bleeding could benefit from H pylori eradication by reducing the rebleeding risk. [23]


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