Emergence of fluoroquinolone resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from four clinics in three regions of Kenya
Lagace-Wiens PR, Duncan S, Kimani J, Thiong'o A, Shafi J, McClelland S, Sanders EJ, Zhanel G, Muraguri N, Mehta SD
Sex Transm Dis. 2012;39
We have recently reported high levels of fluoroquinolone resistance in a single region of Kenya. In this article, we report high prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance (53.2%) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from 4 clinics in 3 additional regions of Kenya. These findings highlight the need to change first-line treatment in these settings and the need to evaluate empirical management guidelines for treatment of gonococcal infection in Kenya.