Table 2

 Strong recommendations for H pylori eradication already considered in the Maastricht II-2000 Consensus Report.

Recommendation (H pylori positive)Level of scientific evidenceGrade of recommendation
DU, duodenal ulcer; GU, gastric ulcer; PUD, peptic ulcer disease; MALToma, mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma.
DU/GU (active or not, including complicated PUD)1aA
MALToma1cA
Atrophic gastritis2aB
After gastric cancer resection3bB
Patients who are first degree relatives of patients with gastric cancer3bB
Patients wishes (after full consultation with their physician)5A