Neisseria gonorrhoeae Resistant to Ceftriaxone and Cefixime, Argentina

May 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

Emerging Infectious Diseases June 2016 V.22 N.6

Letter

To the Editor:

Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is increasing globally. In recent years, gonococcal strains with resistance to the extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC) ceftriaxone have been reported from many countries (1). In South America, 7 ceftriaxone-resistant strains (MICs >0.25 μg/mL) were reported from Brazil in 2007; however, these isolates have not been characterized (2). Emergence of cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea would substantially limit treatment options and represent a major public health concern. We report an N. gonorrhoeae isolate in Argentina that was resistant to ceftriaxone and cefixime…..

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2016-06 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Resistant to Ceftriaxone and Cefixime, Argentina EID

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Epidemiología, Infecciones de transmision sexual, Metodos diagnosticos, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis, Update.

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