Determining the distribution of the bla(VIM) gene in imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from three different hospitals


Ozyurek S. , Bilkay I. S.

MINERVA BIOTECNOLOGICA, vol.28, no.1, pp.52-58, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA BIOTECNOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-58

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In recent years, increase in the prevalence of the metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) production among carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains has been observed. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and distribution of MBL production in carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa strains at different hospitals and to compare with the phenotypic and genotypic methods in MBL production.