Antimicrobial resistance in Helicobacter pylori: current situation and management strategy in Vietnam
Increasing antimicrobial resistance to key antibiotics in Helicobacter pylori has become a main cause of treatment failures in many countries, including Vietnam.
For this reason it is advisable to perform antimicrobial sensitivity tests to provide more focused regimens for H. pylori eradication.
However, this approach is generally unavailable for H. pylori in Vietnam and the selection of treatment regimens is mainly based on the trend of antibiotic use in the population, resistance development in the region, and history of H. pylori eradication of patients.
The aim of this review is to examine the current situation of antimicrobial resistance in Vietnam and suggest management strategies for treatment selection.
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