Carbapenem resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae due to the New Delhi metallo-alpha-lactamase

Hanna Sidjabat, Graeme Nimmo, Timothy Walsh, Enzo Binotto, Anthony Htin, Yoshiro Hayashi, Jian Li, Roger Nation, Narelle George, David Paterson

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Abstract

Carbapenem resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae is most notably due to the K. pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) beta-lactamase. In this report, we describe the occurrence of a newly described mechanism of carbapenem resistance, the NDM-1 beta-lactamase, in a patient who received medical attention (but was not hospitalized) in India.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481 - 484
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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