Fresh warnings amid high antibiotic resistance rates for M. genitalium

Researchers 'astounded' by the levels detected in Queensland
Jocelyn Wright
Testing urine

High levels of antibiotic-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium have been detected across Queensland, and the authors of a study warn the number of difficult-to-treat cases are set to increase.

Levels of macrolide-resistant M. genitalium have reached 62% across the state, according to the retrospective audit of nearly 500 samples sent by clinicians for PCR testing between 2013 and 2017.