Which procedures are performed in the evaluation of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Procedures

  • EGD: Often necessary in patients with symptoms of peptic ulcer disease to view the condition of the mucosal lining of the stomach and duodenum

  • Biopsy plus EGD: To obtain biopsy specimens from the gastric antrum and corpus and to perform a histologic examination on the obtained specimens

  • Echography plus EGD: Mandatory in patients with positive biopsy results for gastric MALTomas to allow a more precise staging of the disease

See Workup for more detail.


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