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Dissemination of genetically diverse NDM-1, -5, -7 producing-Gram-negative pathogens isolated from pediatric patients in Pakistan

Qamar, Muhammad Usman, Walsh, Timothy R, Toleman, Mark A, Tyrrell, Jonathan M, Saleem, Sidrah, Aboklaish, Ali and Jahan, Shah 2019. Dissemination of genetically diverse NDM-1, -5, -7 producing-Gram-negative pathogens isolated from pediatric patients in Pakistan. Future Microbiology 14 (8) 10.2217/fmb-2019-0012

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Abstract

Aim: To determine the prevalence of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing Gram-negative pathogens isolated from children’s samples. Materials & methods: Carbapenem-resistant clinical isolates (n = 117) were confirmed by VITEK® 2 compact system, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight and multilocus sequence typing. MIC (μg/ml) of various antibiotics was determined by VITEK 2 compact system. Molecular characterization of the isolates was performed by PCR, DNA sequencing, PFGE and DNA hybridization. Results: Out of 117 carbapenemase producers, 37 (31.6%) and 29 (24.7%) were Klebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter baumannii, respectively. 72 (61.5%) isolates were NDM positive and among these 60, 9 and 3 were NDM-1, -5 and -7, respectively. Majority of the NDM-producing K. pneumoniae belonged to ST11 and ST273 while most of the E. coli belonged to ST405 and ST101. blaNDM were mainly located on 150kb plasmids. MIC displayed high resistance against β-lactams drugs including carbapenems, and the most sensitive drugs were tigecycline and colistin. Conclusion: Dissemination of blaNDM-producing pathogens, particularly in children clinical settings, is a matter of great public health concern.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Future Medicine
ISSN: 1746-0913
Date of Acceptance: 24 April 2019
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 13:45
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/123467

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