NDM-1

(redirected from New Dehli metallo-beta-lactamase)

NDM-1

New Dehli metallo-beta-lactamase 1. A recently-identified gene mutation which is responsible for a new class of drug-resistant superbacteria (”superbugs”). First isolated from medical tourists who had returned to Great Britain after having plastic surgery in India or Pakistan, the NDM-1 mutation has been identified in bacteria (e.g., Klebsiella pneumoniae and E. coli) in patients in Australia, Britain, Canada and the US, and has been associated with urinary tract infections, bacteraemia and pneumonia. It is resistant to virtually all antibiotics.