Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Case Report Volume 8 Issue 3

Therapeutic Management of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in the Context of Myalgia - Comments on a Clinical Case

Ciprian Constantin1,2*, Iuliana STAICU1,2, Ana-Monica IJACU1,2, Diana-Gabriela VOICU1,2, Laura Gabriela GAGIU3

1Dr Carol Davila “Central Military University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
2Research Metabolism Center, BUCHAREST, Romania

*Corresponding Author: Ciprian Constantin, Dr Carol Davila “Central Military University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.

Received: February 02, 2024; Published: March 04, 2024


Helicobacter pylori is characterized as a spiral-shaped, gram-negative bacterium that generally affects the mucosa of the stomach and duodenum. It is associated with various gastrointestinal conditions, inducing an inflammatory response in the body that mediates the production of cytokines, including interleukins, tumor necrosis factor, and interferon. The immune response is coordinated and regulated by the contribution of those mediators. The diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection is established through multiple method, such as blood testing for the presence of antibodies, fecal antigen testing, breath tests, or gastric biopsy. Correct diagnosis is essential for appropriate therapeutic management. The authors present the clinical case of a 54-year-old patient admitted to our clinic for clinical-biological evaluation, reporting weight loss, dry cough, localized muscle pain, accompanied by a positive Helicobacter rapid test. The issues encountered in establishing a correct diagnosis, the case’s particularities, and aspects related to antibiotic treatment are presented, exemplified and discussed. Short and medium-term results highlight the progressive reduction of muscle pain and the absence of cough, with the resumption of an active lifestyle. The diagnostic approach and therapeutic management of this case involved interdisciplinar collaboration among a diabetologist, rheumatologist and gastroenterologist. Antibiotic therapy, along with the implementation of a healthy lifestyle based on a nutritious and balanced diet, along with a physical activity regimen, constitutes an essential pillar in promoting overall health and preventing bacterial reinfection. Antibiotic treatment was the sole therapeutic means used in this case.

Keywords: Helicobacter Pylori Infection; Myalgia; Antibiotic Treatment; Multidisciplinary Team; Gastric Biopsy


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Citation: Ciprian Constantin., et al. “Therapeutic Management of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in the Context of Myalgia - Comments on a Clinical Case".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 8.3 (2024): 02-05.


Copyright: © 2024 Ciprian Constantin., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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