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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

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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*Comments to Author , and the Korean Nationwide Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance group1
Author affiliations: *Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; †Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea; ‡Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea; §College of Medicine of Dongguk University, Kyongju, Korea; ¶Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea

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Table 1

Detection of metallo-β-lactamase–producing isolates among imipenem-nonsusceptible isolates of Pseudomoas spp. and Acinetobacter spp.

Organism City/province No. hospitals (%)
No. isolates (%)
Tested Positive Tested Positive
Pseudomonas spp.
Seoul
11a
4 (36.4)
144
12 (8.3)
Kyungki
2
2 (100)
40
6 (15.0)
Kangwon
2
1 (50.0)
57
2 (3.5)
Chulla
4
4 (100)
108
24 (22.2)
Kyungsang
2
0 (0)
38
0 (0)
Total
21
11 (52.4)
387
44 (11.4)
Acinetobacter spp. Seoul
11a
4 (36.4)
107
12 (11.2)
Kyungki
3
0 (0)
29
0 (0)
Kangwon
3
2 (25.0)
41
8 (19.5)
Chulla
3
1 (12.5)
25
13 (52.0)
Kyungsang
2
1 (50.0)
53
1 (1.9)
Chungchung
2
2 (100)
12
4 (33.3)
Total 24 10 (41.7) 267 38 (14.2)

aFour were tertiary-care hospitals.

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1In addition to the listed authors, this group includes the following: 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 Rheem, Eui-Chong Kim, Yeon Joon Park, Jong Hee Shin, Myungseo Kang, Young-Kyu Sun, Hee Joo Lee, Hwan-Sub Lim, Jong Wook Lee, and Bo-Moon Shin.

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