Helicobacter pylori Treatment

Authors: Murali Krishna, MD, Judy Lalmuanpuii, MD


Helicobacter pylori is a Gram negative bacterium that was isolated in 1983 and has since been shown to be associated with peptic ulcer disease as well as gastric adenocarcinoma and gastric lymphoma. It has a worldwide prevalence. The rate of infection varies among different ethnic groups and socioeconomic strata. The overall prevalence in the United States is thought to be 10%.1

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