Antibiotic Susceptibility Monitoring of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Bacolod City, Philippines
AbstractA local study was conducted to monitor the antibiotic susceptibility of N. gonorrhoeae in Bacolod City, Philippines. A total of 88 isolates were taken during the period of 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2017, from male patients ages 12 to 72 years. The highest incidence of gonorrhea infection was in the group aged 20–24 years (34.09%). The susceptibility pattern to antibiotics was as follows: ceftriaxone 100%, cefixime 82.6%, spectinomycin 92.1%, ciprofloxacin 4.9%, tetracycline 5.1%, and penicillin G with 0%. All isolates were noted to produce beta-lactamase, which can be attributed to plasmid-mediated penicillin resistance. These findings indicate that the resistance rates of N. gonorrhoeae to most commonly-used antibiotics are increasing, and that ceftriaxone remains an effective antibiotic in treating gonorrhea infections locally. View Full-Text
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Araneta, C.M.P.; Juayang, A.C.; Lim, J.P.T.; Quilop, E.M.G.; Casaysay, N.J.G.; Tamesis, G.M.L.; Yude, T.M.G.; Romero, S.J.E.; Gayoba, R.C. Antibiotic Susceptibility Monitoring of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Bacolod City, Philippines. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2017, 2, 45.
Araneta CMP, Juayang AC, Lim JPT, Quilop EMG, Casaysay NJG, Tamesis GML, Yude TMG, Romero SJE, Gayoba RC. Antibiotic Susceptibility Monitoring of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Bacolod City, Philippines. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2017; 2(3):45.Chicago/Turabian Style
Araneta, Clark M.P.; Juayang, Alain C.; Lim, Joseph P.T.; Quilop, Eleeza M.G.; Casaysay, Nadine J.G.; Tamesis, Gene M.L.; Yude, Tricia M.G.; Romero, Sarah J.E.; Gayoba, Raziel C. 2017. "Antibiotic Susceptibility Monitoring of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Bacolod City, Philippines." Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2, no. 3: 45.
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