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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003


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 2

Detection of blaVIM-2 and blaIMP-1 allele from metallo-β-lactamase–producing Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. by polymerase chain reaction

Organism No. isolates (%)
Tested blaVIM-2
positive blaIMP-1 positive
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
42 (100)
0 (0)
P. putida
2 (100)
0 (0)
Acinetobacter spp.
27 (71.1)
11 (28.9)
Total 82 71 (86.6) 11 (13.4)

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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.