Carbapenem resistance in a clinical isolate of Enterobacter aerogenes is associated with decreased expression of OmpF and OmpC porin analogs.

We investigated the mechanism of imipenem resistance in Enterobacter aerogenes strain 810, a clinical isolate from the United States for which the imipenem MIC was 16 micro g/ml and the meropenem MIC was 8 micro g/ml. An imipenem-susceptible revertant, strain 810-REV, was obtained after multiple passages of the strain on nonselective media. For the… CONTINUE READING