TABLE 1.

Comparison of findings obtained by various epidemiological typing methods

IsolateYr of isolationSerotypePlace of isolationVIM variantIntegronPFGE typeRAPD typefliC typeAllelic profileSTBGaCluster
VR1431997O11Verona, ItalyVIM-1In70.2PA1RA1a138, 11, 3, 9, 1, 2, 4227BG11I
PPV971997O11Pavia, ItalyVIM-1In80PA2RA2a138, 11, 3, 9, 1, 2, 4227BG11I
105MG2003O11Pavia, ItalyVIM-1In107PA3RA3a138, 11, 3, 9, 1, 2, 4227BG11I
67MG2003NSbPavia, ItalyVIM-1In110PA4RA4a138, 11, 3, 9, 1, 2, 4227BG11I
85MG2003O11Pavia, ItalyVIM-1In85PBRA5a138, 11, 3, 9, 1, 2, 4227BG11I
Ps1002002O11Heraklion, GreeceVIM-4In118PCRA6a138, 11, 5, 13, 1, 2, 4230BG11I
PA662001O11Stockholm, SwedenVIM-4In114PDRBa138, 11, 5, 13, 1, 2, 4230BG11I
PA3962001O12Budapest, HungaryVIM-4In108PE1RC1b39, 5, 2, 4, 4, 4, 3229BG4II
PA5552002O12Pécs, HungaryVIM-4In112PE2RC2b39, 5, 2, 4, 4, 4, 3229BG4II
AK54932004O12Stockholm, SwedenVIM-2In59PFRC3b39, 5, 2, 4, 4, 4, 3229BG4II
134MG2004NSbPavia, ItalyVIM-1In110PGRDa228, 22, 5, 3, 1, 14, 19228BG12
  • a Corresponding to clonal complexes (five or more common alleles).

  • b NS, not serotypable.