TABLE 1.

Distribution of β-lactamases produced by 84 E. aerogenes strains selected from Clermont-Ferrand hospital and 11 other centers

β-Lactamasea or characteristicNo. of strains from:Total no.
Clermont-Ferrand (1988-1999)Other centersb (1998)
TEM-24*141933
TEM-8*11
TEM-3*18422
SHV-4*224
TEM-11111
TEM-211
Non-TEM/SHV1212
    Total592584
  • a Asterisks indicate extended-spectrum β-lactamases.

  • b Aix-en-Provence, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nice, Perpignan, Paris, Toulouse, Valenciennes.