Enterobacter cloacae

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

First Line Treatment

  • Cefepime

  • Carbapenem

Alternate Treatment

  • Fluoroquinolone

  • TMP/SMX

  • Cefepime

  • Piperacillin/tazobactam

  • Aminoglycoside

  • Tigecycline

  • Aztreonam

Pathogen information

Fermenting gram negative rod, 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

Contact precautions if resistant to meropenem or imipenem (CRE)