H. pylori Eradication and Duodenal Ulcer Cure
Trials performed in industrialized countries, have demonstrated that triple therapy induces H. pylori eradication, heals ulcers and diminishes relapses1,7. Thus, it has been established that duodenal ulcer (DU) patients colonized by H. pylori should be treated. However, the early acquisition of H. pylori infection, its lifelong maintenance and high reinfection rates are reasons argued to discourage antibiotic therapy in developing regions4. A high prevalence of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcers as well as H. pylori colonization has been documented in Chilean patients, in addition, colonization rates >75% have been demonstrated in asymptomatic adults5. We conducted a single blind prospective controlled study to evaluate a triple antibiotic therapy to eradicate H. pylori in low socioeconomic level (SEL) DU patients in Chile.
KeywordsDuodenal Ulcer Pylorus Infection Triple Therapy Pylorus Eradication Duodenal Ulcer Patient
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