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Lack of macrolide resistance in Chlamydia trachomatis after mass azithromycin distributions for trachoma.

  • Author(s): Hong, Kevin Cyrus;
  • Schachter, Julius;
  • Moncada, Jeanne;
  • Zhou, Zhaoxia;
  • House, Jenafir;
  • Lietman, Thomas M
  • et al.
Abstract

We investigated antimicrobial drug resistance in ocular Chlamydia trachomatis 18 months after 4 biannual communitywide distributions of antimicrobial drugs in a region of Ethiopia where ocular strains of C. trachomatis are highly endemic. We found no significant differences in susceptibilities to azithromycin and doxycycline in 6 posttreatment and 4 pretreatment samples.

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