Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is a common worldwide infection that is an important cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. H. pylori may also have a role in uninvestigated and functional dyspepsia, ulcer risk in patients taking low-dose aspirin or starting therapy with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. This American College of Gastroenterology guideline contains information about the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or confirmed H. pylori infection. Details regarding the drugs, doses and duration of the recommended and suggested first-line and salvage regimens can be found in the guideline. This EvidenceCare Protocol is based on the American College of Gastroenterology 2017 publication “ACG Clinical Guideline: Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection”.