Medical Surgical Gastritis #4

Question

Which medication is priority for gastritis caused by Helicobactor pylori (H. Pylori)?

Answers

  1. Cimetidine
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because cimetidine is a histamine 2 blocker. Treatment for H. Pylori usually includes combination therapy of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics.

  2. Sucralfate
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because sucralfate is a stomach protectant. Sucralfate decreases acid and enzymes problematic to the stomach. Treatment for H. Pylori usually includes combination therapy of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics.

  3. Ranitidine
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because ranitidine is a histamine 2 blocker. Histamine 2 blocker stops the acid and is used for heartburn. Treatment for H. Pylori usually includes combination therapy of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics.

  4. Metronidazole
    • Rationale:

      This answer is correct because metronidazole is an antibiotic prescribed to treat H. Pylori. Other antibiotics prescribed include clarithromycin and amoxicillin. The other medications listed are not priority over administration of antibiotics.

Overview

Helicobactor pylori (H. Pylori) is a bacteria or growth in the gut that causes the degradation of the lining of the stomach. Helicobactor pylori can cause gastritis, ulcers, and even stomach cancer if left untreated. Treatment for H. Pylori usually includes combination therapy of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics such as metronidazole.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Helicobactor pylori (H. Pylori) is a bacteria or growth in the gut that causes the degradation of the lining of the stomach. Helicobacter pylori can cause gastritis, ulcers, and even stomach cancer if left untreated. H. Pylori may have the same symptoms as gastritis which include decreased appetite, burning in the stomach, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloating. Treatment for H. Pylori usually includes combination therapy of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics such as metronidazole.

Test Taking Tip

Helicobactor pylori (H. Pylori) is a bacteria or growth in the gut that causes the degradation of the lining of the stomach. If left untreated, H. Pylori can cause gastritis, ulcers, and even stomach cancer.

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