Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family
In healthy hosts, can cause UTI, nasty pneumonias (Friedlanders disease) and liver abscesses.
Nosocomial infection: UTI, pneumonia, intra-abdominal and biliary infection, prosthetic material and vascular catheter infection
May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem resistant
Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem