Enterobacter species

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

Common species include E. cloacae and E. aerogenes

Epidemiology

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients

Infection usually in nosocomial setting

Associated syndromes

Nosocomial infections:

  •  Pneumonia (HAP)

  •  UTI

  •  Wound infections

  •  Prosthetic device and line infections

Additional Information

May require contact precautions if highly resistant