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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318269995f

Treponema pallidum Azithromycin Resistance in Dublin, Ireland

Muldoon, Eavan G. MBBCh, MD*; Walsh, Anne MSc; Crowley, Brendan MBBCh, MD; Mulcahy, Fiona MBBCh, MD*

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Abstract: This study aimed to reassess rates of syphilis azithromycin resistance in Dublin. Of the 104 samples, 36 (34.6%) were positive for Treponema pallidum DNA by polymerase chain reaction. Thirty samples were analyzed for A2058G mutation, 29 samples sequenced. Of the 29 samples, 27 (93.1%) had the mutation. Azithromycin cannot be recommended for the treatment of syphilis in Dublin.

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