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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 853-854
Bioline Code: oc00137
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 853-854

 en Characterization of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Strains Isolated from Patients with Conjunctivitis
Jorge Sosa; Rafael Llanes; Wilder Rodrguez; Yainelys Gutirrez & Daymi Guzmn

Abstract

The conjunctivitis produced by Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the less frequently reported clinical form of gonococcal infection. We aim to phenotypically characterize N. gonorrhoeae isolated from conjunctivae sites. A total of six cases of this disease were notified in the Camagey province, Cuba. All the strains isolated were penicillin-producing, showed the serogroup WI and exhibited the same antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and plasmid profile (2.6-3.2-24.5). The results contribute to the characterization of N. gonorrhoeae strains circulating in our environment.

Keywords
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, conjunctivitis, characterization, Cuba

 
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