We evaluated the in vitro activities of the antimicrobial drugs bedaquiline and delamanid against the major pathogenic nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Delamanid showed high MIC values for all NTM except Mycobacterium kansasii. However, bedaquiline showed low MIC values for the major pathogenic NTM, including Mycobacterium avium complex, Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus, M. abscessus subsp. massiliense, and M. kansasii. Bedaquiline also had low MIC values with macrolide-resistant NTM strains and warrants further investigation as a potential antibiotic for NTM treatment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases