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Incidence des infections à Neisseria gonorrhoeae en Belgique: tendances 2000-2006

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dc.contributor.author Defraye, A.
dc.contributor.author Crucitti, T.
dc.contributor.author Ducoffre, G.
dc.contributor.author Mak, R.
dc.contributor.author Sasse, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-07T12:59:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-07T12:59:15Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 0035-3639
dc.identifier.other ITG-M2A
dc.identifier.other MICRO
dc.identifier.other U-ARLAB
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/2715
dc.description.abstract In Belgium, three registration systems collect epidemiological information on N. gonorrhoeae infections. The descriptive analysis of the data presented in this article allows describing the epidemiology of N. gonorrhoeae infections in Belgium in terms of trends in time, describing the characteristics of the patients, and providing information on resistance to antibiotics. The results on the incidence of N. gonorrhoeae infections show an important increase since the year 2000, and this increase is even more pronounced between 2005 and 2006. The majority of the patients reside in big cities, mainly in the district of Antwerp and in the Brussels-Capital region. Among the N. gonorrhoeae specimens that were sent to the reference laboratory, the proportion of specimens resistant to ciprofloxacine increases each year ; this proportion reaches 61,4 % in 2006. The increase in the incidence of N. gonorrhoeae infections and in antimicrobial resistance is also observed in other European countries. The increase in incidence may be partly related to the important increase of resistance to ciprofloxacine. It is very important to continue the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, to adapt treatment in function of the recent evolutions and to inform physicians at a regular basis. The results show that homo- and bisexual men are most at risk for N. gonorrhoeae infections. The prevention campaigns for sexually transmitted infections and screening policy have to be reinforced, particularly among homo- and bisexual men. en
dc.language French en
dc.subject Sexually transmitted diseases en
dc.subject STD en
dc.subject Gonorrhea en
dc.subject Neisseria gonorrhoeae en
dc.subject Surveillance data en
dc.subject Incidence en
dc.subject Trends en
dc.subject Belgium en
dc.subject Europe, West en
dc.title Incidence des infections à Neisseria gonorrhoeae en Belgique: tendances 2000-2006 en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 2 en
dc.citation.jtitle Revue Médicale de Bruxelles en
dc.citation.volume 30 en
dc.citation.pages 93-98 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Rev Méd Brux en


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