Fatal Infection Resistant to All Antibiotics: New Delhi enzyme present in patient treated in India

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Last August a female patient in an acute care hospital in Reno, NV, died of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae that was resistant to 26 antibiotics. The pathogen was Klebsiella pneumoniae that was isolated from a wound specimen. Of note, the patient had recently been hospitalized in India, and the specific enzyme conferring pan resistance was first discovered in that country: New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase.

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