Helicobacter pylori infection primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Yamuna Kondapally, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Effective measures for primary prevention of the H. pylori infection include hand washing (antibacterial soaps), avoid contaminated food and water, maintain proper hygiene (hand sanitizers, antiseptic washes) and avoid close contact with infected family members ( e.g., kissing, by sharing eating utensils and drinking glasses).

Primary Prevention

  • Effective measures for primary prevention of the H. pylori infection include:[1][2]
  • Hand washing (antibacterial soaps)
  • Avoid contaminated food and water
  • Maintain proper hygiene (hand sanitizers, antiseptic washes)
  • Avoid close contact with infected family members ( e.g., kissing, by sharing eating utensils and drinking glasses)

References

  1. Lee YC, Liou JM, Wu MS, Wu CY, Lin JT (2008). "Eradication of helicobacter pylori to prevent gastroduodenal diseases: hitting more than one bird with the same stone". Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 1 (2): 111–20. doi:10.1177/1756283X08094880. PMC 3002494. PMID 21180520.
  2. Malfertheiner P, Megraud F, O'Morain C, Bazzoli F, El-Omar E, Graham D; et al. (2007). "Current concepts in the management of Helicobacter pylori infection: the Maastricht III Consensus Report". Gut. 56 (6): 772–81. doi:10.1136/gut.2006.101634. PMC 1954853. PMID 17170018.

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