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Table 2 Rates of resistance and susceptibility to levofloxacin and clarithromycin in accordance with detection methods (GenoType HelicoDR kit or Etest)

From: Phenotypic and genotypic correlation as expressed in Helicobacter pylori resistance to clarithromycin and fluoroquinolones

Method/antibiotic Levofloxacin and clarithromycin susceptibility Levofloxacin resistance Clarithromycin resistance
GenoType HelicoDR (npositive = 66) 20 (30.3%) 14 (21.2%)a 44 (66.7%)a
E test (npositive = 54) 20 (37.1%) 0 (0%) 34 (62.9%)
  1. aResistant to both antibiotics