2016 Treatments for Acid-Peptic Diseases

Example test question 1

  1. You encounter a patient who is infected with a strain of H. pylori that is resistant to the antibiotics used in the currently recommended treatment regimens.  Assuming that a proton pump inhibitor is also prescribed for this patient, which of the following properties would an appropriate alternative antimicrobial drug have? Answer
    1. a higher MIC90 value than azithromycin
    2. equivalent acid stability to amoxicillin
    3. requirement for a gastric pH of <2
    4. narrow spectrum of activity, restricted to gram positive bacteria
    5. poor oral availability
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