H. pylori doubles bleeding risk with daily aspirin

Consider testing and treating patients at risk of ulcer complications, say researchers

The risk of having an upper gastrointestinal bleed in patients taking low-dose aspirin more than doubles if they have a Helicobacter pylori infection.

Even though H. pylori infection and aspirin are independent risk factors for an upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, the relationship between the two has been unclear.