S3-guideline "helicobacter pylori and gastroduodenal ulcer disease" of the German society for digestive and metabolic diseases (DGVS) in cooperation with the German society for hygiene and microbiology, society for pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition e. V., German society for rheumatology, AWMF-registration-no. 021 / 001

Z Gastroenterol. 2009 Dec;47(12):1230-63. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1109855. Epub 2009 Dec 3.


This guideline updates a prior consensus recommendation of the German Society for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS) from 1996. It was developed by an interdisciplinary cooperation with representatives of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, the Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (GPGE), and the German Society for Rheumatology. The guideline is methodologically based on recommendations of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF) for providing a systematic evidence-based S 3 level consensus guideline and has also implemented grading criteria according to the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) process. Clinical applicability of study results as well as specifics for Germany in terms of epidemiology, antibiotic resistance status, diagnostics, and therapy were taken into account.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Gastroenteritis / diagnosis*
  • Gastroenteritis / therapy*
  • Gastroenterology / standards*
  • Germany
  • Helicobacter Infections / diagnosis*
  • Helicobacter Infections / therapy*
  • Helicobacter pylori*
  • Humans
  • Peptic Ulcer / diagnosis*
  • Peptic Ulcer / therapy*