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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 May;17(5):722-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2010.03424.x. Epub 2010 Dec 14.

A novel VIM-type metallo-beta-lactamase (VIM-14) in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate from a neonatal intensive care unit.

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Dipartimento di Patologia e Diagnostica, Università di Verona, Verona, Italy.


A Pseudomonas aeruginosa highly resistant to carbapenems was isolated in a neonatal intensive care unit in Palermo, Italy. The strain was found to carry a novel VIM-type enzyme, classified as VIM-14. The novel enzyme differs from VIM-4 in a G31S mutation. VIM-14 was harboured in a class 1 integron with a new organization. The integron carried the genes aac7, blaVIM-14, blaOXA-20 and aac4 in that order.

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