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Winter 2011, Vol. 19 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2011) 19, 176-182


Review Article

Urogenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection: the problem of antibiotic resistance and treatment failure

CFY Siu 蕭鳳兒 and CK Kwan 關志強

Abstract
Gonococcal infection is one of the commonly encountered sexually transmitted diseases. The emergence of antibiotic resistance has remained a challenge for a few decades. The third generation cephalosporins are now the first-line therapy in many regions, however, the reduction of the susceptibility to cephalosporins is likely to emerge and spread. The article summarizes the contemporary treatment recommendations, the current problem of treatment failure with cephalosporins and the report of local data.