VEB-1-like extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Kuwait

Emerg Infect Dis. May-Jun 2001;7(3):468-70. doi: 10.3201/eid0703.010322.


Two clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients in intensive care units in Kuwait were resistant to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins and showed a synergistic effect between ceftazidime and clavulanic acid. This is the first report of extended-spectrum enzymes from nosocomial isolates from the Middle East.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Escherichia coli Proteins
  • Humans
  • Kuwait
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / enzymology*
  • beta-Lactamases / chemistry
  • beta-Lactamases / genetics
  • beta-Lactamases / metabolism*


  • Escherichia coli Proteins
  • beta-lactamase VEB-1, E coli
  • beta-Lactamases