Helicobacter pylori

Previously known as Campylobacter pyloriHelicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is one of the most common bacterial pathogens in humans. Helicobacter pylori diagnostic testing can be divided into two categories: noninvasive and invasive. No gold standard test exists for the diagnosis of H. pylori. Instead, the test of choice depends upon the clinical scenario, pretest probability of infection, availability, and cost.

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Last Update: March 2018