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[Duodenal Ulcers, Gastric Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori]

[Article in German]

[Duodenal Ulcers, Gastric Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori]

[Article in German]
Peter Dovjak. Z Gerontol Geriatr.


The mortality in elderly patients over the age of 80 years with peptic ulcers in the case of complications, such as bleeding and perforation is higher than in the general population. Duodenal ulcers are associated with Helicobacter pylori infections in 90% of cases and in 70% of gastric ulcers. The treatment of elderly patients is often difficult due to multimorbidity and polypharmacy and necessitates a geriatric approach. Ulcers are often caused by medication with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetylsalicylic acid. Despite the fact that progress in therapy has improved the prevalence and prognosis, the treatment of elderly patients with ulcers is complex.

Keywords: Eradication; Infection; Peptic ulcer; Peptic ulcer hemorrhage; Peptic ulcer perforation.

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