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Antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori: Recent insights

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D Weerasekara,

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,, LK
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Department of Surgery,

Professor

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DMBT Dissanayake,

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Microbiology,

Lecturer

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GIDDAD Athukorala ,

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Microbiology,

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MM Weerasekara,

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Microbiology,

Senior Lecturer

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SSN Fernando

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Abstract

The discovery that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is the main cause of most gastro duodenal diseases has dramatically changed the management of these diseases. Antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment. However, prevalence of H. pylori antibiotic resistance is increasing worldwide, and is the main factor affecting the efficacy of current therapeutic regimens.

In Sri Lanka, although eradication therapy for H. pylori by antibiotics is commonly advocated, due to a lack of susceptibility data, it has not been possible to formulate suitable guidelines for clinical use.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i1.5986

How to Cite: Weerasekara, D. et al., (2014). Antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori: Recent insights. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 4(1), pp.2–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i1.5986
Published on 28 Feb 2014.
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