Journal Article

The Relationship between Previous Fluoroquinolone Use and Levofloxacin Resistance in <i>Helicobacter pylori</i> Infection

John J. Carothers, Michael G. Bruce, Thomas W. Hennessy, Michael Bensler, Julie M. Morris, Alisa L. Reasonover, Debby A. Hurlburt, Alan J. Parkinson, John M. Coleman and Brian J. McMahon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 2, pages e5-e8
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/510074
The Relationship between Previous Fluoroquinolone Use and Levofloxacin Resistance in Helicobacter pylori Infection

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The relationship between prior fluoroquinolone use and levofloxacin resistance in Helicobacter pylori infection is unknown. Among 125 enrolled patients, 8.8% had H. pylori isolates that were resistant to levofloxacin. Levofloxacin resistance was associated with any prior fluoroquinolone use over the previous 10 years and with the total number of fluoroquinolone courses prescribed (P < .001).

Journal Article.  2542 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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