Article Text

PDF

Penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae among prostitutes in Surabaya.
  1. H Sastrowidjojo,
  2. A Idajadi

    Abstract

    Thirty-six strains of penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae (PPNG) were detected among 794 prostitutes between October 1981 and May 1982 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The high prevalence of PPNG strains among the high-class prostitutes and a lower prevalence among the low-class suggest that regular mass treatment for syphilis did not play an important role in the emergence and spread of PPNG; the importation of PPNG strains from abroad is more likely to have been responsible.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.