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Sucralfate and Helicobacter pylori

  • J. A. Louw
  • G. O. Young
  • T. A. Winter
  • I. N. Marks


The reason for the lower relapse rates following duodenal ulcer healing with the mucosal protective agents, as opposed to the H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), is unclear. The quality of ulcer healing has been shown to be better following healing with colloidal bismuth and sucralfate1,2 and the tendency to “acid rebound” following withdrawal of the H2RAs may have some relevance. A further consideration relates to the antimicrobial effect of the mucosal protective agents on H. pylori, at least as far as colloidal bismuth preparations are concerned.


Duodenal Ulcer Triple Therapy Urea Breath Test Pylorus Colonization Duodenal Ulcer Healing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Louw
    • 1
  • G. O. Young
    • 1
  • T. A. Winter
    • 1
  • I. N. Marks
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal Clinic and Department of MedicineUniversity of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, ObservatorySouth Africa

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