Detection of point mutations on 23S rRNA of Helicobacter pylori and resistance to clarithromycin with PCR-RFLP in gastric biopsy specimens in Mersin, Turkey.

@article{Sezgin2008DetectionOP,
  title={Detection of point mutations on 23S rRNA of Helicobacter pylori and resistance to clarithromycin with PCR-RFLP in gastric biopsy specimens in Mersin, Turkey.},
  author={O. S. Sezgin and G{\"o}n{\"u}l Aslan and Engin Altintaş and Seda Tezcan and Mehmet Sami Serin and G{\"u}rol Emekdaş},
  journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={163-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Helicobacter pylori infection has a high prevalence and is considered an important health problem in Turkey. Unfortunately, an effective treatment has not yet been found for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection, at least in our country. Standard therapies recommended for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori have failed in the province of Mersin, Turkey. The rate of eradication with the standard triple treatment was only 45% in the province of Mersin. It may be that… CONTINUE READING

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