Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrhea

FINDINGS

Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug was growing.

BACKGROUND

Gonorrhea has developed increasing resistance to all current antibiotics. Due to the spread of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea, health authorities have declared it one of the top-three urgent threats to public health.

Ciprofloxacin was used to combat the sexually transmitted infection until 2007, when the Centers for Disease Control and …
Sexual Health – Healthcanal.com

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