NDM-1 Topic Guide
NDM-1: Certain bacteria are able to produce NDM-1, which can make them antibiotic resistant. Failure of antibiotic treatments to improve the patient's condition is the major symptom and sign that a person has been infected with bacteria carrying NDM-1. Treatment of infection caused by bacteria that make NDM-1 involves determining which antibiotics are effective against the NDM-1 strain.
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Antibiotics Antibiotics are prescribed to individuals to cure disease by killing bacteria. There are over 100 antibiotics. The main classes of antibiotics include penicillins, cephalosporins, macrolides, flouroquinolones, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and aminoglycosides. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem due to the overprescription of antibiotics to individuals.