Clinical aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection.

  title={Clinical aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection.},
  author={Witold Bartnik},
  journal={Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej},
  volume={118 7-8},
The Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection is common. However, only 10-20% of infected individuals require antibacterial treatment. The main indications to such treatment are peptic ulcer disease, atrophic gastritis, dyspeptic symptoms, previous surgical procedure for gastric cancer, family history of gastric cancer and low-grade gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. The treatment may also be undertaken at the patient's request. To detect the infection the urease test (when the… CONTINUE READING


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