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Dyspepsia: literature review and evidence for management in primary care

M. Torlutter, S. C. Onwukwe, D. Pretorius, N. M. Mpangula, O. B. Omole
South African Family Practice | Vol 60, No 3 : May/June| a4876 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v60i3.4876 | © 2019 M. Torlutter, S. C. Onwukwe, D. Pretorius, N. M. Mpangula, O. B. Omole | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 October 2019 | Published: 12 July 2018

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M. Torlutter, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
S. C. Onwukwe, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
D. Pretorius, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
N. M. Mpangula, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
O. B. Omole, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

Dyspepsia is a common reason for the clinical encounters in primary care. Two common causes of dyspepsia are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and peptic ulcer disease (PUD). These diseases clinically overlap and may present diagnostic and management challenges in primary care, especially in low resource settings. Proton pump inhibitors, eradication of H. pylori infection and endoscopy form the backbone of management of both diseases. This article reviews current considerations in the diagnosis and management of GERD and PUD in primary care.

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Dyspepsia; peptic ulcer; gastroesophageal reflux; primary care

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