What is the prognosis 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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  • The outlook for eradicating H pylori infection with multidrug therapy is good, with reported efficacy rates as high as 95%.

  • Unsuccessful therapy often results from the patient's noncompliance with the medication regimen or from antimicrobial resistance.

  • Once cure is achieved, long-term reinfection rates are low. Among children living in developing countries or among families with infected members, reinfection rates may be increased.

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