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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Emergence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in São Paulo, Brazil
Title Alternative: Emergência de Neisseria gonorrhoeae resistente à fluoroquinolona em São Paulo, Brasil
Author: Belda Junior, Walter
Velho, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira
Arnone, Marcelo
Fagundes, Luis Jorge
Abstract: Continued monitoring of antimicrobial resistance patterns is essential in order for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) treatment to be effective. Gonococci isolates from 65 patients in São Paulo were submitted to susceptibility testing, and a decreased susceptibility or resistance to ciprofloxacin was observed in 8.7% of these patients, indicating that Neisseria gonorrhoeae fluoroquinolone resistance is emerging in Brazil.
O monitoramento contínuo de resistência antimicrobiana é essencial para a efetividade do tratamento das Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis (DST). Gonococosisolados de 65 pacientes de São Paulo foram submetidos a teste de susceptibilidade verificando-se que 8,7% apresentavam susceptibilidade diminuída ou resistência ao ciprofloxacino, o que indica que a resistência da Neisseria gonorrhoeae às fluoroquinolonas é emergente no Brasil.
Subject: agentes antibacterianos
ciprofloxacino
resistência a drogas
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
anti-bacterial agents
ciprofloxacin
drug resistance
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1517-83822007000200020
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822007000200020
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1517-83822007000200020
Date Issue: 1-Jun-2007
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