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Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in management of peptic ulceration

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.531 (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:531

Evidence supports eradication only in patients who have helicobacter and peptic ulceration

  1. J P Miller,
  2. S G W Jones
  1. Consultant gastroenterologist Registrar in gastroenterology Department of Medicine, Withington Hospital, Manchester M20 2LR

    EDITOR,—C O Record emphasises the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients without peptic ulcer disease,1 but this in no way diminishes the possibility that the bacterium is an important causal factor in ulcer disease. Secretion of acid is also common in patients without peptic ulceration, but we doubt if that has prevented Record from successfully using drugs that suppress such secretion. Neither acid nor helicobacter infection are the sole cause of peptic ulceration, but both are …

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