Assessment of clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori among patients in Shanghai and Guangzhou, China, by primer-mismatch PCR

Zhi-Jun Pan, Wan-Wen Su, Guido N. J. Tytgat, Jacob Dankert, Arie van der Ende

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Of 96 Helicobacter pylori isolates from patients in Shanghai and Guangzhou, China, 5 had the A2143G 23S rRNA mutation as determined by primer-mismatch PCR and were resistant to clarithromycin by the E-test. The remaining isolates were primer-mismatch PCR negative and susceptible to clarithromycin. The conclusion is that the prevalence of clarithromycin-resistant H. pylori isolates among these Chinese patients is 5%
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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