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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000033
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Retrospective Review of Pharyngeal Gonorrhea Treatment Failures in Alberta, Canada

Gratrix, Jennifer MSc*; Bergman, Joshua MPH; Egan, Cari PhD; Drews, Steven J. PhD§; Read, Ron MD; Singh, Ameeta E. BMBS (UK), MSc, FRCPC

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Abstract

Our review of Neisseria gonorrhoeae pharyngeal treatment failures from sexually transmitted infection clinics in Alberta suggests that treatment failures with oral cefixime monotherapy were not related to elevated cefixime minimum inhibitory concentrations. Dual therapy with oral cefixime and azithromycin may be a suitable alternate for the treatment of pharyngeal gonorrhea.

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