Auxotypes of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Toronto: relationship to penicillin resistance and to sex of patient.

  • R Shtibel
  • Published 1985 in Journal of medical microbiology

Abstract

The relationship of auxotype to penicillinase production, penicillin susceptibility, and sex of the patient, has been studied in 8446 non-penicillinase-producing and 153 penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae (PPNG) strains isolated during 1980-1983 in Toronto. Proline-requiring types constituted 51% of the PPNG and 13% of the non-PPNG strains; ornithine-requiring types constituted only 4% of the PPNG compared with 12% of the non-PPNG isolates. The various auxotypes of the non-PPNG isolates showed marked differences in their degree of resistance to penicillin; and the proportions of each auxotype from male and female patients were dissimilar.

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@article{Shtibel1985AuxotypesON, title={Auxotypes of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Toronto: relationship to penicillin resistance and to sex of patient.}, author={R Shtibel}, journal={Journal of medical microbiology}, year={1985}, volume={20 2}, pages={197-202} }