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GONORRHOEA – antimicrobial resistance

Information for NSW clinicians:

  1. Two cases of gonorrhoea highly resistant to antibiotics detected in Australia
  2. Take swabs for culture and antimicrobial resistance testing
  3. Treat gonorrhoea with ceftriaxone 500 mg IM plus azithromycin 1 g orally
  4. Perform a NAAT test of cure 2 weeks after treatment


Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.

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