Update on antimicrobial susceptibility and genotype of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated in Italy

Anna Carannante, Alessandra Latini, Marco Cusini, Alberto Matteelli, Ivano Dal Conte, Valeria Ghisetti, Antonietta D'Antuono, Francesca Cavrini, Raffaele Antonetti, Paola Stefanelli

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Abstract

Antimicrobial susceptibilities and genotypes of Neisseria gonorrhoeae collected in 2006-2010 from 6 medical centers located in Italy were compared with those from a previous survey conducted in 2003-2005. Resistance to ciprofloxacin increased from 34.2% to 62% whereas penicillin resistance declined from 25.5% to 14%. Important change in antimicrobial resistance rates and a high genetic variability among N. gonorrhoeae from Italy were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-290
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • NG-MAST
  • Resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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