Universal high-level primary metronidazole resistance in Helicobacter pylori isolated from children in Egypt.

@article{Sherif2004UniversalHP,
  title={Universal high-level primary metronidazole resistance in Helicobacter pylori isolated from children in Egypt.},
  author={M. Mahrous Sherif and Zaynab Mohran and Hanan A. Fathy and David M. Rockabrand and Patrick J. Rozmajzl and Robert W. Frenck},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={4832-4}
}
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed on 48 isolates of Helicobacter pylori recovered from Egyptian children undergoing routine endoscopies. The isolates were universally highly resistant to metronidazole, but resistance to other tested antimicrobial agents was rare (4% for clarithromycin, erythromycin, and azithromycin resistance versus 2% for ciprofloxacin and ampicillin resistance). Use of metronidazole for the treatment of H. pylori in Egypt should be avoided. 

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