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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--92

Prevalent serogroups and antibiotic sensitivity of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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S K Aggarwal

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One hundred and thirty two cases clinically labeled as acute gonorrhoea were investigated for gonococcal etiology. Smears were positive in 110 (83.3%) cases and among these N. gonorrhoeae could be identified in 102 (77.3%) cases by culture method. Strains were examined for serogrouping by monoclonal GC test which utilizes the principle of co-agglutination and detects the antigens of outer membrane protein. 96(94.1%) strains belonged to serogroup W II/III, showing it to be the major serogroup circulating in the community. The strains were tested for sensitivity against 7 antibiotics. The largest proportion (30.4%) of strains were resistant to penicillin (MIC>O. 125 IU/ml). Resistance to cotrimoxazole, erythromycin, cephalaxin and tetracycline was noted as 18.6, 17.6, 7.8 and 5.8 percent respectively. Strains showing resistance concurrently to two or more drugs were observed. All restrains were sensitive to gentamicin and norfloxacin. None of the strains was penicillinase producer.

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