Minsheng Xia

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During 1995-1997, an outbreak of 66 cases of gonorrhea caused by an erythromycin-resistant (Ery(r); MIC >/=1.0 microgram/mL) prototrophic (proto) auxotype IB-1 serovar of Neisseria gonorrhoeae occurred in King County, Washington; 65 cases involved men who have sex with men (MSM), which accounted for approximately 37% of infections among MSM during this(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess low abdominal pain, yellow vaginal discharge, other symptoms and signs, and demographic and behavioural variables as predictors for cervical or vaginal infection. METHODS A cross sectional study of women attending gynaecology and family planning clinics in Lima, Peru was undertaken. 630 consecutive eligible female patients with chief(More)
To study the responses of the host cell to chlamydial infection, differentially transcribed genes of the host cells were examined. Complementary DNA (cDNA) probes were made from messenger RNAs of HeLa cells infected with Chlamydia trachomatis and were hybridized to a high-density human DNA microarray of 15,000 genes and expressed sequence tags. C.(More)
Two Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Seattle and two isolates from Uruguay were resistant to erythromycin (MIC, 4 to 16 microg/ml) and had reduced susceptibility to azithromycin (MIC, 1 to 4 microg/ml) due to the presence of the self-mobile rRNA methylase gene(s) ermF or ermB and ermF. The two Seattle isolates and one isolate from Uruguay were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine where and with what symptoms women seek care for reproductive tract infections (RTI) in Morocco and to guide allocation of resources for training and treatment for RTIs. METHODS A primary healthcare centre (PHC), a family planning centre (FPC), and a specialty dermatovenereology clinic (SC) were selected in each of three urban(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among drug users in southwestern China. METHODS Drug users in Longdao village, Yunnan Province underwent standardized interview and voluntary HIV serologic testing in a cross-sectional study. Analyses of potential risk and protective factors were stratified by method of drug use. (More)
Forty-four Neisseria gonorrhoeae, 12 N. meningitidis, four Kingella denitrificans and one Eikenella corrodens carrying 25.2 MDa Tet M plasmids were analysed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to the downstream region of the incomplete Tet M transposon. From each isolate, one of two different PCR fragments of approximately 700 or 1600 bp were obtained.(More)
BACKGROUND Isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae requiring arginine, hypoxanthine, and uracil (AHU) appeared in Denmark in 1946, were preponderant in Seattle during the 1970s, were associated with disseminated gonococcal infections (DGI), and were primarily of the IA-1,2 serovar. GOALS To investigate the disappearance of the AHU/IA-1,2 phenotype and to(More)
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) is a technique for analyzing large DNA fragments. PFGE was compared to auxotyping and Por serovar (A/S) classification to determine its utility in the study of gonococcal infection, subtyping A/S classes, and clone identification. PFGE patterns were stable in vitro after 2 isolates were passaged 50 times, and those(More)
Patients and gonococcal isolates (n = 783) from five sexually transmitted disease clinics in Ohio and western Pennsylvania were studied to investigate the spread of gonococci with decreased fluoroquinolone susceptibility. Among patients with gonorrhea, rates of infection with strains with decreased fluoroquinolone susceptibility (MIC of 0.125-0.25 microg(More)