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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182685d2b
Case Report

Emergence of Increased Azithromycin Resistance During Unsuccessful Treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection With Azithromycin (Portland, OR, 2011)

Soge, Olusegun O. PhD*; Harger, Doug BS; Schafer, Sean MD; Toevs, Kim MPH; Raisler, Kathie A. MT; Venator, Kathy FNP; Holmes, King K. MD, PhD*; Kirkcaldy, Robert D. MD, MPH§

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Abstract

Abstract: We describe the emergence of an azithromycin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae variant in a man from Portland, Oregon, during sole treatment with 2 g azithromycin. This report highlights the ease with which gonococcal macrolide resistance can emerge, the threat of multidrug resistant N. gonorrhoeae, and the need for adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention treatment guidelines.

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