Know the symptoms and you can better assess which patients need testing.
Common symptoms of H. pylori infection may include:
Other symptoms may include early satiety, postprandial fullness, loss of appetite, nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain, vomiting, and halitosis.1-4
- Acute infection is often asymptomatic1
The effects of untreated H. pylori infection can follow a clear, predictable progression.4
H. pylori infection is a common cause of gastric morbidity.5,6
H. pylori infection is the cause of most duodenal and gastric ulcers.4
- Treating the infection has been shown to reduce ulcer recurrence and complications, including bleeding2
- In NSAID* users, H. pylori infection is associated with a higher risk of peptic ulcer bleeding2
- Guidelines recommend eradication of H. pylori infection prior to starting NSAID treatments7
*Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.