Mégraud, F.
September 2004
Gut;Sep2004, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p1374
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the prevalence of helicobacter pylori resistance to various antibiotics, their clinical importance and methods of testing, especially in light of the resistance mechanism which allows application of molecular methods. The prevalence of helicobacter pylori resistance to metronidazole varies from 20% to 40% in Europe and the U.S., with one exception in Northern Italy. Resistance to tetracycline is also very low, or even absent, in most countries. In all of the surveys reported, resistance to amoxicillin is either null or less than 1%, indicating that it is not yet a problem.


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