Are there any elements of the clinical presentation of gastritis that suggestHelicbacter pyloriinfection?

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Evidence-Based AnswerAmong patients undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for gastritis, about 80% will be H pylori positive. Proton pump inhibitor use, alcohol consumption, and smoking history do not affect H pylori infection rates. Eructation is more common in patients without H pylori infection (SOR: B, cohort studies).

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