ISSN 1301-143X | E-ISSN 1309-1484
Case Report
A Case of Urethritis Caused by Cefuroxime-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
1 İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye  
2 Adana Şehir Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, Adana, Türkiye  
3 Biruni Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye  
Klimik Dergisi 2019; 32: 108-110
DOI: 10.5152/kd.2019.25
Key Words: Neisseria gonorrhoeae, drug resistance.


Neisseria gonorrhoeae is one of the most important pathogenic microorganisms in sexually-transmitted diseases in the world. N. gonorrhoeae is an important problem for the community health due to the emerging resistance to antibiotics which has been used in the treatment in recent years, as well as the infections caused by it. When the antibiotic groups which were preferred in the past such as penicillins, tetracyclines, macrolides, trimethoprim-sulphametoxazole and quinolones are evaluated together, N. gonorrhoeae has been reported to become a multidrug-resistant organism with reduced susceptibility to third-generation cephalosporins, which has been recommended in the last few years and started to be used widely. We herein present the first cefuroxime-resistant N. gonorrhoeae strain in Turkey, which was isolated from urethral swab culture taken from a patient presenting with complaint of urethral discharge. Klimik Dergisi 2019; 32(1): 108-10.



Cite this article as: Akgün-Karapınar B, Sarsar K, Erdem F, Aydın D. [A case of urethritis caused by cefuroxime-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae]. Klimik Derg. 2019; 32(1): 108-10. Turkish.

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