Prevalence and Clinical Burden of NDM-1 Positive Infections in Pediatric and Neonatal Patients in Pakistan

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In a neonatal/pediatric Gram-negative infection study from Islamabad, 71/82 strains were carbapenem resistant with 12/82 positive for New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase and many being extensively antibiotic resistant. Burden and outcome analysis on 9 patients showed that 4/9 died after inadequate therapy regardless of organism type.

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