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Letters Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection

Should H pylori always be eradicated?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2145
  1. Ruchit Sood, specialist registrar in gastroenterology
  1. 1York Teaching Hospital, York YO31 8HE, UK
  1. ruchitsood{at}

Braden’s article raises the interesting question of whether we should always aim to eradicate Helicobacter pylori when present.1 There are times when it is clearly important to eradicate H pylori—for example, in patients with peptic ulcer …

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