Helicobacter pylori and macrolides

  • Francis Mégraud
Part of the Milestones in Drug Therapy MDT book series (MDT)


A considerable amount of data gathered since 1982 has shown that Helicobacter pylori infection is responsible for most stomach diseases [1]. The primum movens of H. pylori is the most common type of gastritis found. This condition constitutes the background for diseases such as gastric and duodenal ulcers [2], as well as gastric lymphoma and carcinoma [3], which may occur when additional factors from either the host or the environment are present.


Proton Pump Inhibitor Triple Therapy Antimicrob Agent Eradication Rate Macrolide Resistance 
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  • Francis Mégraud
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de BactériologieHôpital PellegrinBordeaux cedexFrance

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