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H. pylori Eradication and Duodenal Ulcer Cure

A Prospective Trial in Chile
  • Guillermo Figueroa
  • R. Acuña
  • M. Troncoso
  • M. S. Toledo
  • D. P. Portell

Abstract

Trials performed in industrialized countries, have demonstrated that triple therapy induces H. pylori eradication, heals ulcers and diminishes relapses1,7. Thus, it has been established that duodenal ulcer (DU) patients colonized by H. pylori should be treated. However, the early acquisition of H. pylori infection, its lifelong maintenance and high reinfection rates are reasons argued to discourage antibiotic therapy in developing regions4. A high prevalence of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcers as well as H. pylori colonization has been documented in Chilean patients, in addition, colonization rates >75% have been demonstrated in asymptomatic adults5. We conducted a single blind prospective controlled study to evaluate a triple antibiotic therapy to eradicate H. pylori in low socioeconomic level (SEL) DU patients in Chile.

Keywords

Duodenal Ulcer Pylorus Infection Triple Therapy Pylorus Eradication Duodenal Ulcer Patient 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Figueroa
    • 1
  • R. Acuña
    • 2
  • M. Troncoso
    • 1
  • M. S. Toledo
    • 1
  • D. P. Portell
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology Unit, Institute of Nutrition and Food TechnologyUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyHospital SalvadorSantiagoChile

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