TABLE 1.

P. putida isolates carrying the metallo-β-lactamase gene blaIMP

StrainPFGE patternIsolationUnderlying disease of inpatient
DateaWardSpecimenb
1A1997.03W7UrineProstate cancer
2B1997.06W4UrineGallbladder carcinoma
3C1997.06W6UrinePneumonia
4a11997.06S6UrineProstatitis
5D1997.12W3BileGallbladder polyps
6E1997.12E2UrineUterine cancer
7B1998.08S7UrineRenal failure
8a11998.08S7UrineAnemia
9B1998.08W7UrineMyeloma
10F1998.12W4UrineColon cancer
11a11999.03S4UrineBrain tumor
12b1999.06W7UrineLeukemia
13a21999.06W4UrineOvarian tumor
14A1999.10W6UrineMyeloma
15G1999.12W7UrineLymphoma
16a12000.03W7UrineLeukemia
17a32000.04W7UrineOsteosarcoma
18A2000.04W7E
19b2000.04W7E
20A2000.04W7E
21H2000.04W7E
22a22000.07W7FecesPneumonia
23h2000.10W4UrineHepatoma
24I2000.10W4BilePancreatic cancer
25h2000.11W4UrineRectal cancer
26J2000.12S7UrineProstatic hyperplasia
27a22000.12W7UrineAplastic anemia
28K2000.12W4UrineHepatoma
29A2001.08W7UrineDiabetes mellitus
30L2001.09W3BileHepatoma
31b2001.10W4Ascitic fluidHepatoma
32b2001.12W4E
  • a Dates are shown with the year before the period and with the month after the period.

  • b E, isolate was from the ward environment.