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Short term increase in neuropsychiatric events is seen with H pylori treatment containing clarithromycin

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 03 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2481
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

People taking a Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment containing clarithromycin may have a short term higher risk of neuropsychiatric events than before and after treatment, a retrospective analysis of routinely collected health data from Hong Kong has shown.1

Researchers studied data from the Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting System database, which collects anonymised hospital and outpatient clinic data on more than seven million Hong Kong residents. They studied patients aged over 18 who …

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