VIM-1 metallo-β-lactamase in Acinetobacter baumannii
AuthorTsakris, A.; Ikonomidis, A.; Pournaras, S.; Tzouvelekis, L. S.; Sofianou, D.; Legakis, N. J.; Maniatis, A. N.
In 2004 and 2005, 5 metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-positive Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were found in 2 Greek hospitals. Isolates were unrelated and carried blaVIM-1 in a class 1 integron; blaOXA-51- and blaOXA-58-like carbapenemase genes were also detected. VIM-1 MBL in Acinetobacter spp. causes concern, given the increasing resistance of this species.