Emergence of fluoroquinolone resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from four clinics in three regions of Kenya.
Lagace-Wiens PRS., Duncan S., Kimani J., Thiong'o A., Shafi J., McClelland S., Sanders EJ., Zhanel G., Muraguri N., Mehta SD.
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.