A Case of Urethritis Caused by Cefuroxime-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Akgun-Karapinar B., Sarsar K., Erdem F., Aydin D.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.108-110, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2019.25
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-110
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.