Author’s replyBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2146 (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2146
- Barbara Braden, gastroenterologist
- 1John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
I endorse Sood’s view that we should not always eradicate Helicobacter pylori in asymptomatic patients and should test for it only when indicated.1 2 Potential benefits of eradication should outweigh the risks of adverse events, which include pseudomembranous colitis, allergic reactions, and increased antibiotic resistance.
However, dyspepsia greatly affects quality of …