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Abstract

Neonatal sepsis due to carbapenem-resistant bacteria is difficult to treat due to limited therapeutic options. The detection of the new carbapenemase New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) from neonates has further complicated the situation (Roy , 2011a). The potent metallo-β-lactamase NDM-1 efficiently hydrolyses all classes of β-lactam antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins and carbapenems) and is also associated with multiple determinants that enable the bacteria to become resistant to other antibiotic classes ( Nordmann , 2011 ). In the presence of NDM-1 other β-lactamases may go unobserved because of the spectrum of activity of NDM-1 against all β-lactam antibiotics. Thus, under the canopy of the NDM-1 these β-lactamases also get the opportunity to spread. This communication reports association of two novel β-lactamases, SHV-type β-lactamase (SHV-167) and AmpC-type β-lactamase (ACT-16), in two NDM-1-carrying isolated from the blood of two septicaemic neonates admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit.

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2014-03-01
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