Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistance pattern in Malaysia

Teh, X.S. and Khosravi, Y. and Gunaletchumy, S.P. and Ramli, N.S.K. and Loke, M.F. and Goh, K.L. and Vadivelu, J. (2012) Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistance pattern in Malaysia. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 27. p. 9.

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Abstract

Helicobacter pylori is well-known for its high genomic diversity and rapid genetic mutation by both natural transformation and inter-or intra-species conjugation. Therefore, eradication of H. pylori will be made difficult when antibiotic resistence was developed towards current treatment regimen. Although previous studies had shown low resistence rate towards major antibiotics such as clarithromycin, levofloxcin, amoxicillin and tetracycline in the Malaysian population, increasing migration of foreign workers might disrupt the gene pool.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Helicobacter pylori
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Nur Azzura Azzahra Jaafar
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 03:02
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 03:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10473

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