Long-Term Persistence of Resistant Enterococcus Species after Antibiotics To Eradicate H pylori.
Frequent readers of Updates will know that I believe that H pylori, the bacteria that “causes” ulcers is merely an opportunistic bug–growing only because the environment for its growth is ideal. But, with reckless abandon, we have taken to destroying this little bug with a vengeance using triple regimines of antibotics. Now we are seeing some of the long term side effects of this approach. The growth of antibiotic resistant superbugs that can cause their own set of problems. Interestingly, H pylori growth has been shown to be slowed or reversed with probiotic supplementation–an approach that would seem contrary to current accepted approaches.
Ann Intern Med — Abstracts: Sjölund et al. 139 (6): 483