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Ulcers and their Cure

This is a summary of these articles:

  1. 25% of cases of H. Pilori is acquired by adulthood.
  2. The diagnosis can be from blood tests or stool tests.
  3. H Pilori relates to stomach cancer and should be treated.

Read these summaries of three medical studies.
Dr. Knapp

Age at Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori Infection:
Malaty HM, El‑Kasabany A, Graham DY, et al         Lancet 359:931‑935, 2002  

Helicobacter pylori infection is common worldwide. The age at which the acquisition rate of H pylori infection is highest was examined, and the effects of race and sex on the acquisition of the infection were determined.  224 children were followed up from 1975 when they were 1 to 3 years of age, to 1995. Eight percent of the children had H pylori antibodies at 1 to 3 years of age. By 18 to 23 years of age, the prevalence of the infection was 24.5% overall.  Nineteen percent of the 206 participants uninfected at baseline became infected by 21 to 23 years of age. Overall, the crude incidence rate per year was 1.4%, ranging from 2.1 % at 4 years of age and 1.5% at the ages of 7years.

Treatment:

Amoxicillin + Clarithromycin + Antacid (Omeprazole)

 Or

Metronidazole + Tetracycline + Antacid (Omeprazole)

 

R. Knapp MD

Links for more info:  http://www.helico.com/