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Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jul;9(7):868-71.

VIM- and IMP-type metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. in Korean hospitals.

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Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We determined the occurrence of acquired metallo-b-lactamase (MBL)-producing bacteria in Korean hospitals. Among the isolates nonsusceptible to imipenem that were collected from 28 hospitals from 2000 to 2001, 44 (11.4%) of 387 Pseudomonas spp. and 38 (14.2%) of 267 Acinetobacter spp. produced MBL and had alleles of blaVIM-2 or blaIMP-1. MBL-producing isolates were detected in 60.7% of the hospitals.

PMID:
12890331
PMCID:
PMC3023439
DOI:
10.3201/eid0907.020753
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