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Non-ulcer dyspepsia: does Helicobacter pylori matter?
  1. P. Sahay,
  2. A. T. Axon
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, South Humberside, UK.

    Abstract

    Non-ulcer dyspepsia is a heterogenous disorder characterised by chronic or recurrent abdominal or retrosternal discomfort lasting for more than four weeks for which no cause can be determined. Helicobacter pylori has been implicated as a potential cause in a subset of patients but the association has not been proven and H pylori eradication in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia has had variable results. Large well-controlled studies are needed to clarify the relationship.

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