Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection

Publication Date: February 1, 2017
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendation statements

H. pylori infection is chronic and is usually acquired in childhood. The exact means of acquisition is not always clear. The incidence and prevalence of H. pylori infection are generally higher among people born outside North America than among people born here. Within North America, the prevalence of the infection is higher in certain racial and ethnic groups, the socially disadvantaged, and people who have immigrated to North America. (, Low)

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The following regimens can be considered for use as salvage treatment:

Bismuth quadruple therapy for 14 days is a recommended salvage regimen.

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Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection

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