Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Containing New Delhi Metallo-Beta-Lactamase in Two Patients — Rhode Island, March 2012

June 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

MMWR June 22, 2012   V.61  N.24  P.446-448

U.S. and international efforts to control carabapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are critical to protect public health. Clinicians caring for patients infected with such organisms have few, if any, therapeutic options available. CRE containing New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM), first reported in a patient who had been hospitalized in New Delhi, India, in 2007, are of particular concern because these enzymes usually are encoded on plasmids that harbor multiple resistance determinants and are transmitted easily to other Enterobacteriaceae and other genera of bacteria. A urine specimen collected on March 4, 2012, from a patient who recently had been hospitalized inViet Nam, but who was receiving care at a hospital inRhode Island, was found to have a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate containing NDM. The isolate was …

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