Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolated From Guangzhou, China, 2000 to 2005 and 2008 to 2013

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A total of 1224 Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Guangzhou in 2 periods (2000–2005 and 2008–2013) were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing. The percentage of penicillin- and ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates increased from 71.1% (473/665) to 90.9% (508/559) and 88.9% (591/665) to 98.0% (548/559), respectively. All isolates remain susceptible to spectinomycin and ceftriaxone, with increasing minimum inhibitory concentrations.

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