Fluoroquinolone resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

  title={Fluoroquinolone resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.},
  author={Joan S Knapp and Kimberly K Fox and David L. Trees and William L. H. Whittington},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={33 - 39}
Fluoroquinolones and broad-spectrum cephalosporins are the most effective antimicrobial agents for the treatment of gonorrhea. However, clinically significant resistance to fluoroquinolones has emerged in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Fluoroquinolone-resistant strains account for approximately 10% of all gonococcal strains in Hong Kong and the Republic of the Philippines. As many as 50% of strains from some Far Eastern countries exhibit decreased susceptibility (intermediate resistance) to… CONTINUE READING

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