NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase)

  • Medical Author:

    Sandra Gonzalez Gompf, MD, FACP is a U.S. board-certified Infectious Disease subspecialist. Dr. Gompf received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami, and a Medical Degree from the University of South Florida. Dr. Gompf completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida followed by subspecialty fellowship training there in Infectious Diseases under the directorship of Dr. John T. Sinnott, IV.

  • Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

Where can people find more information about NDM-1 producing bacteria?

More information about NDM-1 is available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

REFERENCES:

Kumarasamy, K.K., M.A. Toleman, T.R. Walsh, J. Bagaria, F. Butt, et al. "Emergence of a New Antibiotic Resistance Mechanism in India, Pakistan, and the UK: A Molecular, Biological, and Epidemiological Study." Lancet Infect Dis 10 (2010): 597-602.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Detection of Enterobacteriaceae Isolates Carrying Metallo-Beta-Lactamase --- United States, 2010." MMWR 59.24 (2010): 750. <http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5924a5.htm>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities." MMWR 58.10 Mar. 20, 2009: 256-260. <http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5810a4.htm>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/23/2016

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