Be afraid, very afraid…….. it’s getting harder to kill those gram negative diplococci, Neisseria gonorrhoeae . A double whammy of third generation cephalosporin (cefixime or ceftriaxone) plus azithromycin or doxycycline is needed to kill the little buggs. After those regimens fail, the doc’s don’t know what to try next.
There’s a strain in Japan (H041) which is apparently resistant to everything. Researchers are studying its mechanism of antibiotic resistance and transmission of this trait to other strains.
Think about that next time you want to party without your pants.