Fermenting Gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family
GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.
Infection usually in nosocomial setting.
Prosthetic device and line infections
Contact precautions if resistant to meropenem or imipenem (CRE)
Infectious Diseases consult is advised for serious infections due to Enterobacter
"Double coverage" with two antibiotics from different classes is recommended until susceptibilities are known. Once susceptibilities are known, there is no evidence that continuing two antibiotics improves outcomes or decreases emergence of resistance.