Helicobacter Pylori Infection Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 10, 2019
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Helicobacter pylori (H pylori)?

What are the signs and symptoms of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Which lab studies are used in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

How is Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection staged?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Which procedures are performed in the evaluation of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What are considerations regarding the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the FDA approved therapy regimen for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection and what are the adverse effects?

Which medications are used in the management of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

When was Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection first identified?

Which extragastric diseases is Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection associated with?

What is the association between Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection, and malignancies?

In which counties does Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection occur more frequently?

What is the significance of Helicobacter-like organisms (HLOs) in the study of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infections?

How is Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection transmitted?

What is the pathophysiology of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection in a susceptible host?

What is an alternative hypothesis of the pathophysiology of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the role of genetics in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the global prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

How does the incidence of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection vary by age?

What are the racial predilections of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori)?

How does the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection vary among racial groups?

How does the incidence of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection vary by sex?

What is the prognosis of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the mortality rate for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the morbidity of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What are possible complications of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What information about Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection should patients receive?

Presentation

What is the role of clinical history in the evaluation of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Which physical findings suggest Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Helicobacter Pylori Infection?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the role of the H pylori fecal antigen test in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the role of the carbon 13 urea breath test in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the role of serology testing in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the role of antibiotic susceptibility testing (antibiogram) in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the role of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

How are peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer differentiated in the evaluation of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What are steps in the disease progression of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Treatment

What should be considered prior to treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the FDA approved treatment regimen for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What are the options for combination therapies for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the efficacy of triple therapies for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What causes drug-resistance in Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What are the adverse effects of medical treatments for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What is the association between Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection and dyspepsia?

Which dietary and activity restrictions are indicated during the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

What monitoring is needed following treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Which patient groups are at increased risk for gastric cancer from Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Which medications are used to treat resistant Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Which medications in the drug class H2 receptor blockers are used in the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infection?

Which medications in the drug class Proton pump inhibitors are used in the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infection?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infection?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiarrheals are used in the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infection?