Helicobacter pylori: current concepts.

Title

Helicobacter pylori: current concepts.

Creator

Neff G; Van Ness M; Dies D F

Publisher

The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society

Date

1996
1996-08

Description

Although first described almost a century ago, only in the last 15 years has Helicobacter pylori been characterized and associations with disease states recognized. H pylori has been linked to both gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. There is also evidence for a relationship with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, and perhaps even adenocarcinoma of the stomach. There is currently insufficient evidence to link H pylori to nonulcer dyspepsia. Current recommendations are to treat all patients with gastric or duodenal ulcers who test positive for H pylori, as therapy will significantly reduce the recurrence rate of these conditions.

Subject

Humans; Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use; *Helicobacter Infections/diagnosis/drug therapy; *Helicobacter pylori/isolation & purification; Gastrointestinal Neoplasms/microbiology; Peptic Ulcer/microbiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

364–366

Issue

8

Volume

148

Citation

Neff G; Van Ness M; Dies D F, “Helicobacter pylori: current concepts.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5548.

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