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Table 1 Distribution of metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa across clinical specimens in the present study a

From: Molecular analysis of the integrons of metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates collected by nationwide surveillance programs across Japan

  Year of isolation
Clinical specimens ’04 ’06
Urinary tract 9/188 (0.9%) 15/220 (1.5%)
Respiratory tract 2/491 (0.2%) 2/449 (0.2%)
Gastrointestinal tract 1/33 (0.1%) 2/62 (0.2%)
Blood and fluids 2/73 (0.2%) 0/41 (0%)
Others 9/211 (0.9%) 2/220 (0.2%)
Total 23/996 (2.3%) 21/992 (2.1%)
  1. ashown as a number of metallo-β-lactamase-producing P. aeruginosa isolates divided by a number of all P. aeruginosa isolates.