Claritromycin resistance and Helicobacter pylori genotypes in Italy.

  title={Claritromycin resistance and Helicobacter pylori genotypes in Italy.},
  author={Vincenzo De Francesco and Marcella Margiotta and Angelo Zullo and Cesare Hassan and Nicola Della Valle and Osvaldo Burattini and Roberto D'Angelo and Giuseppe Stoppino and Ugo Cea and Floriana Giorgio and Rosa Anna Monno and Sergio Morini and Carmine Panella and Enzo Ierardi},
  journal={Journal of microbiology},
  volume={44 6},
The relationship between H. pylori clarithromycin resistance and genetic pattern distribution has been differently explained from different geographic areas. Therefore, we aimed to assess the clarithromycin resistance rate, to evaluate the bacterial genetic pattern, and to search for a possible association between clarithromycin resistance and cagA or vacA genes. This prospective study enrolled 62 consecutive H. pylori infected patients. The infection was established by histology and rapid… CONTINUE READING
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