Table 2.

Plasmid profiles of E. aerogenes

Plasmid profileNo. of plasmidsApproximate size (kb)Ward (no. of isolates)aAntibiogram resultsb,cMost likely ESBL
CAZATMSXTGM
a550, 35, 20, 15, 12OPC (1)RRRSHV-4
b550, 45, 35, 20, 10SCW1 (6)RRRSHV-4
c460, 45, 20, 10SCW1 (5)RRRRSHV-4
SCW2 (2)RRRRSHV-4
MICU (2)RRRRSHV-4
d445, 35, 20, 10SCW1 (2)RRRRSHV-4
SCW2 (1)RRRRSHV-4
e360, 50, 14SCW1 (2)RRRRSHV-4
OPC (2)RRRRSHV-4
f360, 50, 10SCW1 (1)RRR
g250, 10SCW1 (1)RRSHV-3
SCW2 (2)RRRRSHV-4
SGW (1)RRRRSHV-4
h0SCW1 (1)RRRRSHV-5
SCW2 (1)RRRRSHV-4
MICU (1)RRRRSHV-4
  • a OPC, outpatient clinic; SCW1, spinal cord injury ward 1; SCW2, spinal cord injury ward 2; MICU, medical intensive care unit; SGW, surgical general ward.

  • b CAZ, ceftazidime; ATM, aztreonam; SXT, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole; GM, gentamicin.

  • c R, resistant.