H pylori infection

  • H pylori is a bacteria that causes chronic infection of the stomach.
  • More than 50% of Indian population is suffering from H pylori infection.
  • Most of the individuals with the infection remains asymptomatic, however few may develop complications such as:
  • Duodenal and gastric ulcer
  • Gastric lymphoma
  • Gastric adenocarcinoma

Diagnosis

  • UGI is done
  • Biopsy is done from gastric antrum for Rapid Urease Test

Treatment

Proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronidazole and tinidazole

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