Failure of syndromic management due to drug-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium infection in South Africa: a case report

Liteboho D. Maduna, Jolein G. E. Laumen, Oscar Radebe, Marleen M. Kock, Remco P. H. Peters*

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We report a case of management failure of male urethritis syndrome due to macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium in South Africa. We detected mutations in 23S rRNA and one of the quinolone resistance-determining regions. This report confirms that drug-resistant M. genitalium infection can undermine the effectiveness of syndromic management in Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-521
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Std & Aids
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Non-gonococcal urethritis
  • bacterial disease
  • urethritis (bacterial)
  • Africa
  • location
  • men
  • other
  • treatment

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