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Sex Transm Dis. 2015 May;42(5):279-80. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000265.

Failure of azithromycin 2.0 g in the treatment of gonococcal urethritis caused by high-level resistance in California.

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From the *San Francisco Public Health Laboratory, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA; †Neisseria Reference Laboratory, Department of Global Health and Center for AIDS and STD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; ‡Public Health Laboratory, San Luis Obispo Department of Public Health, San Luis Obispo, CA; and §Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control (DCDC), Center for Infectious Diseases (CID), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Richmond, CA.

Abstract

We report a treatment failure to azithromycin 2.0 g caused by a urethral Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate with high-level azithromycin resistance in California. This report describes the epidemiological case investigation and phenotypic and genetic characterization of the treatment failure isolate.

PMID:
25868141
PMCID:
PMC5972538
DOI:
10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000265
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