Helicobacter Pylori and Non-Malignant Diseases
Helicobacter pylori is responsible for most peptic ulcers, and it plays a role in functional dyspepsia and is thought by some to influence the course of gas-troesophageal reflux disease. This article addresses recent studies in connection with these diseases. Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer should be treated with eradication therapy. Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 25% of the population. The association between H. pylori and gastroe-sophageal reflux disease continues to be debated, and the effect of H. pylori eradication is unclear.