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VIM-2 carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Sharlene Govender, Tinashe Masunda, John Black

Abstract


We report on the emergence of a multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate in a public hospital in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, where the lack of antibiotic stewardship may have been a contributing factor. 


Authors' affiliations

Sharlene Govender, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Tinashe Masunda, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

John Black, Department of Infectious Diseases, Livingstone Hospital, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, and Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

VIM-2 carbapenemase; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Antimicrobial resistance; Stewardship; South Africa

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(5):328. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9513

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-02-20
Date published: 2015-05-27

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