Jaka H, Rhee JA, Östlundh L, Smart L, Peck R, Mueller A, Kasang C, Mshana SE. The magnitude of antibiotic resistance to Helicobacter pylori in Africa and identified mutations which confer resistance to antibiotics: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC infectious diseases. 2018 Apr 24;18(18). 193 p. PMID: 29699490 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5921563
Worldwide Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) treatment is of great challenge due to increased antibiotic resistance. The burden of H. pylori antibiotic resistance in Africa is high with unclear information regarding the real magnitude. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the magnitude of H.pylori antibiotic resistance in Africa to gain insight of the extent of the problem among H.pylori naïve treatment patients.