[First outbreak report of VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Japan].

@article{Miki2010FirstOR,
  title={[First outbreak report of VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Japan].},
  author={Kanji Miki and Hiroshi Takegawa and Masaaki Etoh and Michio Hayashi and Tsunekazu Haruta and Kunikazu Yamane and Yoshichika Arakawa},
  journal={Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={721-6}
}
VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated from 35 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital patients from September 2007 to July 2008. All but one were highly resistant to all beta-lactams, aminoglycoside, and fluoroquinolone, and one susceptible to amikacin. Strains negative to a disk diffusion screening test using sodium mercaptoacetate for detecting MBL numbered 35. PCR for MBL indicated all strains were positive for bla(VIWM-1). These strains were… CONTINUE READING