What is the role of antibiotic susceptibility testing (antibiogram) in the workup of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In geographic areas with a high resistance rate against metronidazole and clarithromycin, culture for antibiotic susceptibility testing (antibiogram) seems to be useful. [3, 4] Alternatively, metronidazole and clarithromycin should not be recommended as first-line drugs in such areas.


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