South African Medical Journal

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Diagnosis and incidence of neisseria gonorrhoeae in Cape coloured females in the Western Cape

M.H. Finlayson, B. Gibbs, H.D. Brede


Specimens were taken, using carbon-impregnated swabs, from the cervix, urethra and rectum of 945 Cape Coloured gynaecological patients, and from the cervix only of 1 276 pregnant Cape Coloured women. These specimens were submitted to the laboratory in a modified Stuart transport medium and cultured on Thayer-Martin medium. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was cultured in 5,3% of the specimens from the gynaecological patients and in 5,3% of specimens from the pregnant women. All cultures showed type I or 11 colony pattern. No strains showed resistance to any of the antibiotics tested.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 259 (1974).

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