Neisseria gonorrhoeae Strain with Reduced Susceptibilities to Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporins
Emerging Infectious Diseases JULY 2014 V.20 N.7
Duylinh Nguyen, Severin Gose, Lina Castro, Kathleen Chung, Kyle Bernstein, Micheal Samuel, Heidi Bauer, and Mark Pandori
Author affiliations: San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA (D. Nguyen, S. Gose, L. Castro, K. Chung, K. Bernstein, M. Pandori); California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (M. Samuel, H. Bauer)
The spread of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains with reduced susceptibility to extended-spectrum cephalosporins is an increasing public health threat.
Using Etest and multiantigen sequence typing, we detected sequence type 1407, which is associated with reduced susceptibilities to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, in 4 major populated regions in California, USA, in 2012.