Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antimicrobial Resistance: Past to Present to Future

Aitolo, G. L. and Adeyemi, O. S. and Afolabi, B. L. and Owolabi, A. O. Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antimicrobial Resistance: Past to Present to Future. Current Microbiology.

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonococcus) is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes gonorrhoea—a sexually transmitted disease. This gonococcus has progressively developed resistance to most of the available antimicrobials. Only a few countries around the world have been able to run extensive surveillance programmes on gonococcal infection and antimicrobial resistance, raising a global concern. Thus, this review focuses on the mechanisms of resistance to recommended antimicrobials in the past and present time. The approaches by the scientifc community in the development of novel technologies such as whole-genome sequencing to predict antimicrobial resistance, track gonococcal transmission, as well as, introduce new therapeutics like Solithromycin, Zolifodacin, and Gepotidacin were also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2024 16:04
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2024 16:04

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