Detection of carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae producing NDM-1 in Lebanon

  • Rima I El-Herte American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • George F Araj American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Ghassan M Matar American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Maysa Baroud American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Zeina A Kanafani American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Souha S Kanj American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Keywords: carbapenem, Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenemases, New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, resistant, Lebanon

Abstract

Carbapenem resistance has been encountered globally with poor outcome of infected patients. NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase) gene containing organisms have emerged and are now spreading in all continents. This is the first report of Iraqi patients referred to Lebanon from whom carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae were recovered. The genes involved in carbapenem resistance were bla-OXA-48   and the novel NDM-1. This report highlights the alarming introduction of such resistance among Enterobacteriaecae to this country.

Published
2012-01-27
How to Cite
1.
El-Herte RI, Araj GF, Matar GM, Baroud M, Kanafani ZA, Kanj SS (2012) Detection of carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae producing NDM-1 in Lebanon. J Infect Dev Ctries 6:457-461. doi: 10.3855/jidc.2340
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Case Reports