Neisseria gonorrhoeae Resistant to Ceftriaxone and Cefixime, Argentina
Emerging Infectious Diseases June 2016 V.22 N.6
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…..
2016-06 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Resistant to Ceftriaxone and Cefixime, Argentina EID