TABLE 3.

Relatedness of K. pneumoniae, E. coli, and C. freundii isolates recovered in different centers

IsolateapIs of β-lactamasesRAPD typebPFGE type
K. pneumoniae WA VII 108.4, 7.6, 5.4iA1
K. pneumoniae WA I 43568.4, 7.6, 5.4iA2
K. pneumoniae WA V 78888.4, 8.2, 7.6, 5.4hB1
K. pneumoniae SZ 29418.4, 8.2, 7.6, 5.4hB2
E. coli WA VII 138.4, 5.4ia1
E. coli SZ 36248.4, 5.4ia2
C. freundii WA VII 218.4, 5.4cα1
C. freundii WA I 41748.4, 5.4cα2
C. freundii WA I 41818.4, 5.4cα3
C. freundii WA V 35708.4, 5.4cα4
C. freundii WA I 41858.4, 7.0, 5.4dβ1
C. freundii WA I 43588.4, 7.0, 5.4dβ2
C. freundii WO 91058.4, 7.0, 5.4dβ3
  • a “WA VII” is the designation for Praski Hospital in Warsaw, and the isolates collected in this center in 1996 and 1997 (30) were used only in the comparative typing in this work.

  • b RAPD types were designated by letters independently for each group of isolates by species.