First report of IMI-1-producing colistin-resistant Enterobacter clinical isolate in Ireland, March 2013.

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Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, ISSN: 1560-7917, Vol: 18, Issue: 31

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Boo, T W; O'Connell, N; Power, L; O'Connor, M; King, J; McGrath, E; Hill, R; Hopkins, K L; Woodford, N
Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
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We report the first case in Ireland of an IMI-1 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter asburiae, which was resistant to both colistin and fosfomycin. The circumstances under which this isolate was acquired were unclear. Several reports of IMI-producing Enterobacter spp. have emerged in recent years, and colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae is also increasingly reported. Laboratories should be aware of the unusual antibiograms of IMI-producing isolates.