TABLE 1.

Characteristics of 54 P. aeruginosa clinical isolates from Cali, Colombia, 1999 to 2003a

IsolateIsolation date (mo-yr)SourceWardPhenotypePFGE type/serotypeZone diam (mm)Etest MIC for MBL producers (mg/liter)blaVIM-2-like subtype by PCR
IMPIMP + EDTAIMPIMP + EDTA
001Feb-99Surgical woundAICU1A/O12611>25632+
2/16Mar-99Surgical woundMedical ward1A/O12613NDND+
2/19May-99SecretionMedical wardOtherA/O12613NDND+
2/20May-99CatheterMedical wardOtherA/O12614NDND+
2/18Jun-99UrineMedical wardOtherA/O121318NDND+
002Sep-99UrineMedical wardOtherA/O12613>2568+
004Sep-99BloodMedical ward6A/O12612>2568+
2/15Sep-99Peritoneal swabAICUOtherA/O121015NDND+
005Oct-99CatheterAICU6A/O12611>2568+
008Dec-99CatheterAICUOtherA/O12615>2564+
023Dec-99CatheterAICUOtherA/O121219644+
003Jan-00CatheterAICU6A/O12612>2564+
2/21Feb-00CatheterAICUOtherA/O121317NDND+
018Feb-02ET swabNICU1A/O12611>2568+
021Feb-02BloodNICU1A/O12611>2562+
022Feb-02Eye secretionNICU1A/O12611>2568+
025Feb-02BloodNICU4A/O12611>2568+
026Feb-02BloodNICU1A/O12611>2564+
2/17Feb-02CatheterPediatric ward1A/O12612NDND+
013Apr-02Abdominal fluidAICU4A/O12611>25616+
017Apr-02WoundMedical wardOtherA/O12611>2568+
019Apr-02BloodNICU1A/O12612>2568+
014Jul-02Nasal SwabAICU1A/O12613>25616+
020Jul-02BloodNICU1A/O12612>2568+
024Aug-02UrineAICU1A/O1211211282+
015Sep-02BloodMedical ward1A/O12614>2568+
016Sep-02BloodMedical ward2A/O12610>2568+
006bNov-02Oral swabAICU6A/O12614>2568+
009Nov-02UrineAICU1O12c612>2568+
010Nov-02BALAICU2A/O12611>2568+
031Nov-02CatheterAICUOtherA/O121021322+
011Dec-02BALAICU4A/O12616>25616+
012Jan-03UrineMedical ward4A/O12611>25616+
2/25Mar-03Abdominal swabPICU1A/O12612NDND+
2/26Mar-03SecretionAICUOtherA/O121016NDND+
2/27Mar-03ET swabMedical wardOtherA/O121619NDND+
2/22Apr-03BloodNICU1A/O12612NDND+
2/30Apr-03FecesNICU4A/O12612NDND+
2/23May-03UrineMedical ward1A/O12612NDND+
2/29May-03CatheterAICU4K/O12613NDND+
2/28May-03Bronchial secretionAICU4A/O12613NDND+
2/24Jun-03Peritoneal swabAICUOtherK/O12612NDND+
2/31Jul-03BloodMedical wardOtherA/O121418NDND+
2/32Jul-03UrineAICU1A/O12612NDND+
007NKNK6A/O12612>2568+
027Nov-02Peritoneal fluidAICU3B/O6610168
028Nov-02CatheterAICUOtherC/O111123216
029Dec-02ET swabAICUOtherD/O61216328
030Dec-02SecretionAICU3D/O6915328
032Mar-02BloodNICUOtherE/O61718168
033Feb-99BiopsyAICU4F/OPAd2626164
034Sep-99BloodAICU3G/O62324<41
035Nov-02BloodMedical wardOtherH/O62526<42
036Nov-02UrineAICUOtherI/OII2727<4>1
  • a Data for the outbreak type A strain are in boldface. Abbreviations: IMP, imipenem; ND, not determined; ET, endotracheal; AICU, adult ICU; NICU, neonatal ICU; PICU, pediatric ICU; NK, not known; Other, phenotype other than 1 to 6 (for definitions of phenotypes, see text).

  • b Isolate used for sequencing of blaVIM allele.

  • c A satisfactory PFGE profile was not obtained.

  • d Polyagglutinating strain.