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Helicobacter Pylori


Released Date:

6/15/2015

Revised:

3/27/2017

Title:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Adults - *Under Review*. Please contact cpg@albertadoctors.org with any questions.

Description:

Alberta clinicians will understand the indications to test for Helicobactor pylori (H. pylori), different testing methods available (urea breath test [UBT], histology on gastroscopy, stool tests), and the different treatment regimens available.

Target Population:

Adults meeting the following specific criteria:
- Dyspepsia and younger (< 50 years of age) with no alarm
features
- Gastric or duodenal ulcers confirmed by upper
gastrointestinal (GI) radiography (if endoscopy not being considered)
- Family history of gastric cancer
- Long-term use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS)

Exclusions:

Children <18 years
Pregnant/lactating women
  
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