We report the emergence of a novel VIM variant (VIM-24) in a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate in Colombia. The isolate displays MICs for carbapenems below the resistance breakpoints, posing a real challenge for its detection. The blaVIM-24 gene was located within a class 1 integron carried on a large plasmid. Further studies are needed to clarify its epidemiological and clinical impact.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy|
|State||Published - May 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases