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Antibiotic Susceptibility Monitoring of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Bacolod City, Philippines

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Medical Technology Program, Colegio San Agustin, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines
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Pathology Department, Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines
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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2017, 2(3), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed2030045
Received: 23 July 2017 / Revised: 23 August 2017 / Accepted: 24 August 2017 / Published: 29 August 2017
A 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
Keywords: antibiotic susceptibility; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Bacolod City antibiotic susceptibility; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Bacolod City
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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.

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