Molecular typing of syphilis-causing strains among human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients in Antwerp, Belgium

Lenka Mikalová, Linda Grillová, Kara Osbak, Michal Strouhal, Chris Kenyon, Tania Crucitti, David Šmajs

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Abstract

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sequencing-based treponeme typing was used to analyze 72 blood samples, collected from human immunodeficiency virus and syphilis co-infected patients during 2014 to 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium. Twenty-nine (40.3%) isolates were polymerase chain reaction positive for Treponema pallidum, and all tested were macrolide-resistant. Four genotypes were identified by sequencing-based typing including two new genotypes, U4NR8 and SU9R8, whereas enhanced Centers for Disease Control and Prevention typing revealed 7 subtypes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume44
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)376-379
Number of pages4
ISSN0148-5717
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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