Molecular approaches to enhance surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial resistance

Goire, Namraj, Lahra, Monica M., Chen, Marcus, Donovan, Basil, Fairley, Christopher K., Guy, Rebecca, Kaldor, John, Regan, David, Ward, James, Nissen, Michael D., Sloots, Theo P. and Whiley, David M. (2014) Molecular approaches to enhance surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial resistance. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 12 3: 223-229. doi:10.1038/nrmicro3217


Author Goire, Namraj
Lahra, Monica M.
Chen, Marcus
Donovan, Basil
Fairley, Christopher K.
Guy, Rebecca
Kaldor, John
Regan, David
Ward, James
Nissen, Michael D.
Sloots, Theo P.
Whiley, David M.
Title Molecular approaches to enhance surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial resistance
Journal name Nature Reviews Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1740-1526
1740-1534
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/nrmicro3217
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 223
End page 229
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 2400 Immunology and Microbiology
Abstract The best available data indicate that the world is heading towards a pandemic of extensively drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae. At the same time, clinical microbiology laboratories have moved away from using culture-based methods to diagnose gonorrhoea, thus undermining our ability to detect antimicrobial resistance (AMR) using current technologies. In this Opinion article, we discuss the problem of N. gonorrhoeae AMR, particularly emerging resistance to the cephalosporin ceftriaxone, outline current concerns about the surveillance of N. gonorrhoeae AMR and propose the use of molecular methods on a large scale to systematically enhance surveillance.
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Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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