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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 4

blaVIM-2 and blaIMP-1 allele-positive Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. isolated by source

Source
No. (%) of isolates with metallo-β-lactamase
% positive by source
Pseudomonas spp. Acinetobacter spp. Total
Tested
Positive
Tested
Positive
Tested
Positive
Sputum
200
22 (11.0)
143
19 (13.3)
343
41 (12.0)
50.0
Urine
98
17 (17.3)
24
7 (29.2)
122
24 (19.7)
29.3
Wound
49
2 (4.1)
71
7 (9.9)
120
9 (7.5)
10.9
Othera
18
3 (16.7)
29
5 (17.2)
47
8 (17.0)
9.8
Total 387 44 (11.4) 267 38 (14.2) 654 82 (12.5) 100

aOthers included one Acinetobacter isolate from specimens from blood, spinal fluid, pleural fluid, and a venous catheter tip.

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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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