Evaluation of the Hodge test and the imipenem-EDTA double-disk synergy test for differentiating metallo-beta-lactamase-producing isolates of Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp.

@article{Lee2003EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Hodge test and the imipenem-EDTA double-disk synergy test for differentiating metallo-beta-lactamase-producing isolates of Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp.},
  author={Kwang Hyun Lee and Yong Sik Lim and Dongeun Yong and Jong Hwa Yum and Yunsop Chong},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={4623-9}
}
Gram-negative bacilli with acquired metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) production have been increasingly reported in some countries, necessitating their detection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the Hodge test and those of the imipenem (IPM)-EDTA, ceftazidime (CAZ)-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA), and CAZ-sodium mercaptoacetic acid (SMA… CONTINUE READING