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Pattern of antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori

Atul Sachdev, Preeti Chaudhary, Varsha Gupta

Citation Information : Sachdev A, Chaudhary P, Gupta V. Pattern of antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori. J Gastrointest Infect 2016; 6 (1):16-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-jogi-6-1-16

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Antibiotic resistance has been an emerging concern for common bacterial infections worldwide. Helicobacter pylori, commonly associated with chronic bacterial infections, is also included in bacteria with drug resistant problems. Its infection, once considered curable, is now becoming a matter of grave concern with rising antibiotic resistant patterns reported worldwide. Resistance is mainly reported to the key antibiotics in the treatment of infection i.e. metronidazole and clarithromycin, and to a lesser extent to amoxicillin and tetracyclin, thereby decreasing the cure rates of the combination therapies used. Recently resistance to quinolones has also been reported.


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