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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
April 18, 2017

Management of Helicobacter pylori Infection

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2017;317(15):1572-1573. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1949

Helicobacter pylori is a common chronic bacterial infection, affects at least 50% of the worldwide population, and is a cause of peptic ulcers, chronic gastritis, dyspepsia, gastric adenocarcinoma, and lymphoma.1Helicobacter pylori infection is more common in the developing world and is most commonly acquired during childhood.1