Greener Journal of Medical Sciences

Excellence and Timeliness


Choose Language



Greener Journal of  Medical Sciences Vol. 3 (6), pp. 222-227, August 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7797  

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 070513704


The Role of Helicobacter pylori in Peptic Ulcer Disease


Nwozor C.M.


Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Anambra State University. P.M.B 02, Uli.


Email: corneliusnwozor @, Phone: 08064971045


The link between Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) infection and peptic ulceration is now well established: presence of infection is a strong risk factor for later ulcer development and ulcers rarely occur in the absence of H. pylori or the other main risk factor, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The role of H pylori in peptic ulceration in human is presented in this paper. A peptic ulcer is an excoriated area of stomach or intestinal mucosa caused principally by the digestive action of gastric juice. The two most common factors that predispose to ulcers are chronic gastric infection with H. pylori and ingestion of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. An effective first-line therapy for uncomplicated cases of h. pylori infection would be Amoxicillin + Metronidazole + Pentoprazole. Treatment of H. pyloriusually leads to clearing of infection, relief of symptoms and eventual healing of ulcers.


Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, peptic ulcer, stomach.

Call for Papers

Call for Scholarly Articles

Authors from around the world are invited to send scholary articles that suits the scope of this journal. The journal is currently open to submissions and will process and publish articles monthly in two yearly issues.

The journal is centered on quality and goes about its processes in a very timely fashion. Seasoned editors/reviewers will be consulted to review each article(s), profer quality evaluations and polish the articles with expertise before publication.

Simply send your article(s) as an e-mail attachment to or



Login Form

Other Journals