Rising rates of group A streptococcus and antibiotic resistant gonorrhea: Dr. Robin Patel

Answers from the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by Robin Patel, M.D., co-director of the Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic and director of the Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, for a discussion on the rising cases and reports of group A streptococcus and antibiotic resistant gonorrhea across the United States.

Specific topics of discussion include: 

  • The definition, signs, and symptoms of group A streptococcus and antibiotic resistant gonorrhea.
  • What’s likely behind recent increases in cases and reports of both conditions.
  • How Mayo Clinic tests for and treats group A streptococcus and gonorrhea.

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Suzanne Ferguson

Suzanne Ferguson is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2014. Outside of work, Suzanne can be found traveling, reading and spending time with her family.