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Editor's Correspondence
July 24, 2000

Nonulcer Dyspepsia and Helicobacter pylori Infection

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(14):2225. doi:

The recent study by Greenberg and Cello1 reached negative conclusions regarding the opportunity to eradicate Helicobacter pylori in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia. The authors found that, at 1 year, the change in dyspeptic symptoms was the same in the group receiving an eradicating treatment as in the placebo group. Furthermore, patients with persistent H pylori infection showed a greater, but not significant, improvement in symptoms than those with successful eradication during the follow-up.

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