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Vol. 23 - Num. 92

Clinical Reviews

Halitosis, a sign to be considered in Helicobacter pylori infection

Silvia de las Nieves Ortega Péreza, Domingo Cañizo Fernándeza, Margarita Aguilar Sáncheza

aPediatra. CS de Arucas. Área Norte de Gran Canaria. Servicio Canario de Salud. Las Palmas. España.

Correspondence: SN Ortega. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Ortega Pérez SN, Cañizo Fernández D, Aguilar Sánchez M. Halitosis, a sign to be considered in Helicobacter pylori infection. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2021;23:397-400.

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Helicobacter pylori infection is a less known cause of halitosis in pediatrics. Since the end of the last century there have been studies suggesting an association between halitosis and Helicobacter pylori infection, and its improvement after infection eradication. We present one case in which halitosis appears as the only clinical manifestatiton of Helicobacter pylori infection, which disappears after bacterial eradication.


Gastritis Gastrointestinal diseases Halitosis Helicobacter pylori Triple therapy



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