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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
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BELDA JUNIOR, Walter; VELHO, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira; ARNONE, Marcelo and FAGUNDES, Luis Jorge. Emergence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in São Paulo, Brazil. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2007, vol.38, n.2, pp. 293-295. ISSN 1678-4405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822007000200020.
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.
Keywords : anti-bacterial agents; ciprofloxacin; drug resistance; Neisseria gonorrhoeae.