Antimicrobial resistance in Helicobacter pylori: current situation and management strategy in Vietnam

  • Trung Nam Phan Hue University Hospital, Huế, Viet Nam
  • Van Huy Tran Hue University Hospital, Huế, Viet Nam
  • Thi Nhu Hoa Tran Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Huế, Viet Nam
  • Van An Le Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Huế, Viet Nam
  • Antonella Santona University of Sassari, Sassari Italy
  • Salvatore Rubino University of Sassari, Sassari Italy
  • Bianca Paglietti University of Sassari, Sassari Italy
Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, antimicrobial resistance, therapy regimens management

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Trung Nam Phan, Hue University Hospital, Huế, Viet Nam

Center of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

MD phD

Van Huy Tran, Hue University Hospital, Huế, Viet Nam

Center of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, MD, PhD

Thi Nhu Hoa Tran, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Huế, Viet Nam

Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy

MD

Van An Le, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Huế, Viet Nam

Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy

MD phD

Antonella Santona, University of Sassari, Sassari Italy

researcher

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche

Salvatore Rubino, University of Sassari, Sassari Italy

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Professor of Microbiology

Bianca Paglietti, University of Sassari, Sassari Italy

researcher

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Published
2015-07-04
How to Cite
1.
Phan TN, Tran VH, Tran TNH, Le VA, Santona A, Rubino S, Paglietti B (2015) Antimicrobial resistance in Helicobacter pylori: current situation and management strategy in Vietnam. J Infect Dev Ctries 9:609-613. doi: 10.3855/jidc.6942
Section
Regional Reviews