Providencia species

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Alternate Treatment

  • Fluoroquinolone

  • Aminoglycoside

  • TMP/SMX

  • Pip/tazo

  • Ceftriaxone

  • Cefepime

  • Aztreonam

Pathogen information

Gram-negative bacilli of the Enterobacteriaceae family

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 i.e. CRE (meropenem resistant)