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THE USE OF COMBINATION SUBTYPING IN THE FORENSIC EVALUATION OF A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH GONORRHEA

DeMattia, Amy MD*; Kornblum, John S. PhD†; Hoffman-Rosenfeld, Jamie MD‡; Trees, David L. PhD§; Tumpey, Abbigail J. MPH CHES§; Laraque, Danielle MD*

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: May 2006 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 - pp 461-463
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000217474.43091.4d
Brief Reports

The use of pulsed field gel electrophoresis and neisserial lipoprotein gene sequencing for subtyping Neisseria gonorrhoeae has not been reported in the evaluation of sexually abused children. We report the application and implications of combining pulsed field gel electrophoresis and lipoprotein subtyping in the evaluation of a 3-year-old girl with N. gonorrhoeae infection.

From the *Department of General Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; the †Public Health Laboratories, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY; the ‡Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; the §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Laboratory Reference and Research Branch and Special Pathogens Branch.

Accepted for publication January 19, 2006.

Address for correspondence: Amy DeMattia, MD, Department of General Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1202-A, New York, NY 10029. E-mail Amy.demattia@msnyuhealth.org.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.