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

Kyungwon Lee, Wee Gyo Lee, Young Uh, Gyoung Yim Ha, Jihyun Cho, Yunsop Chong, Jung Oak Kang, Moon Yeon Kim, Nam Yong Lee, Mi Na Kim, Myungshin Kim, Kyung Soon Song, Ki Sook Hong, In Ki Paik, Hye Soo Lee, Sook Jin Jang, Ae Ja Park, Sung Ha Kang, Won Keun Song, Insoo RheemEui Chong Kim, Yeon Joon Park, Jong Hee Shin, Myungseo Kang, Young Kyu Sun, Hee Joo Lee, Hwan Sub Lim, Jong Wook Lee, Bo Moon Shin

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Abstract

We determined the occurrence of acquired metallo-βlactamase (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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-871
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Lee, K., Lee, W. G., Uh, Y., Ha, G. Y., Cho, J., Chong, Y., Kang, J. O., Kim, M. Y., Lee, N. Y., Kim, M. N., Kim, M., Song, K. S., Hong, K. S., Paik, I. K., Lee, H. S., Jang, S. J., Park, A. J., Kang, S. H., Song, W. K., ... Shin, B. M. (2003). VIM- and IMP-type metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. in Korean hospitals. Emerging infectious diseases, 9(7), 868-871. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0907.030012