Clonal diversity of metallo-β-lactamase-possessing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in geographically diverse regions of Japan

Soichiro Kimura, Jimena Alba, Katsuaki Shiroto, Reiko Sano, Yoshihito Niki, Shigefumi Maesaki, Koji Akizawa, Mitsuo Kaku, Yuji Watanuki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Keizo Yamaguchi

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Japan and to investigate the molecular characteristics of resistance gene cassettes including the gene encoding this enzyme. A total of 594 nonduplicate strains of P. aeruginosa isolated from 60 hospitals throughout Japan in 2002 were evaluated. This study indicated that although the prevalence of imipenem-resistant P. aeruginosa has not increased compared to that found in previous studies, clonal distribution of the same strain across Japan is evident.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-461
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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