Which specialist consultations are beneficial in the treatment of pediatric Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Pediatric gastroenterologist - For evaluation, endoscopy, and biopsy testing to confirm H pylori infection and exclude other causes of abdominal pain or bleeding

  • Surgeon - For intervention in patients with severe or intractable pain or bleeding or in patients with GI tract perforation or obstruction

  • Radiologist - For patients who require upper-GI imaging with contrast-enhanced studies


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