Helicobacter pylori treatment

1/28/2011 9:24:29 PM
For a patient with dyspepsia with H.Pylori and no ulcer on endoscopy do we initiate triple regimen or just PPI?

Thanks (Exam on Feb 1)
Any help would be appreciated


1/28/2011 10:31:41 PM
The American College of Gastroenterology suggests an empiric trial of acid suppression with a proton pump inhibitor for four to eight weeks as an option for initial treatment of non ulcer dyspepsia in areas with a low prevalence of H. pylori infection.


1/30/2011 6:28:46 PM
Thank you very much for the prompt response.

Another question about CCS. I have a general query about waiting for test results in some cases where you do not need immediate hospitalization. e.g. I have a case of diarrhea (traveller's) I know from the case description that it is either giardia or ETEC. But for the stool tests I need the patient to wait for 5-6 h. In that case do I treat with cipro and metro and oral hydration and call the patient the next day with the results available and cut down the antibiotics according to specific organism?

Thanks


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