Screening for Peptic Ulcer Disease
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
Screening Tests or Guidelines
At this time there are no screening tests or screening guidelines for peptic ulcers, though because of the relationship between peptic ulcers and the bacteria “H. pylori,” screening for the latter might prove possible. Some data supports screening for bacterial infection, but not specifically for peptic ulcer disease.
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