Current Gastroenterology Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp 518-523

First online:

Therapy for H. pylori infection

  • Alan B. R. ThomsonAffiliated withNutrition and Metabolism Research Group, Division of Gastroenterology, 519 Newton Research Building, University of Alberta

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The discovery that peptic upcers can be caused by gastroduodenal infection with Helicobacter pylori and cured by eradication of this bacterial presence has made a profound impact on ulcer management. This article reviews the principles behind such treatment and the regimens in current use, including proton pump inihibitor triple therapies and ranitidine bismuth citrate triple therapies.