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Letters New management of gonorrhoea

Impact of antibiotic resistance

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 14 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3523
  1. Rachel Sacks, specialty doctor in genitourinary medicine/HIV1,
  2. Linda Greene, consultant in genitourinary medicine/HIV1
  1. 1Jefferiss Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London W2 1NY, UK
  1. rachel.sacks{at}

Changes have recently been made to the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) guidelines on the management of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.1 2 Analysis of the UK Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Programme data showed decreasing sensitivity to cephalosporins.3 The BASHH clinical effectiveness group therefore drafted guidelines advising ceftriaxone 500 mg intramuscularly as …

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