VIM

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VIM

MICROBIOLOGY

An enzyme produced primarily in gene cassettes of class 1 integrons of Klebsiella pneumoniae and other Enterobacteriaceae, which confers resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

Geographic location Italy, Greece, eastern Asia, sporadic globally

Abbreviation for Verona integron-encoded metallo-beta-lactamase

Reference Clin Microbiol Rev. 2012 Oct;25(4):682-707.

doi: 10.1128/CMR.05035-11

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