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Can a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell – WebMD

The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it.

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FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say a new test can tell which patients with gonorrhea will benefit from treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin.
The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it.
In this study, 106 patients identified as having a gonorrhea strain called wild-type gyrA serine were cured with a single dose of ciprofloxacin. A test to screen for that strain has been available for thre…

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