What are considerations regarding the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Only treat patients with a positive test result for H pylori infection. The optimal timing of H pylori eradication in asymptomatic persons is during the period when the mucosal damage remains nonatrophic. [1]

It is important to consider possible antibiotic resistance when selecting the treatment regimen.


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