Antibiotic resistance and cagA gene correlation: a looming crisis of Helicobacter pylori.

@article{Khan2012AntibioticRA,
  title={Antibiotic resistance and cagA gene correlation: a looming crisis of Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={A K Azad Khan and Amber Farooqui and Hamid Manzoor and Syed Shakeel Akhtar and Muhammad Saeed Quraishy and Shahana Urooj Kazmi},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 18},
  pages={2245-52}
}
AIM To determine antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in Pakistan and its correlation with host and pathogen associated factors. METHODS A total of 178 strains of H. pylori were isolated from gastric biopsies of dyspeptic patients. Susceptibility patterns against first and second-line antibiotics were determined and trends of resistance were analyzed in relation to the sampling period, gastric conditions and cagA gene carriage. The effect of cagA gene on the acquisition of… CONTINUE READING