Proteus vulgaris

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram negative bacillus that has potential to produce "broad-spectrum" beta-lactamases that can hydrolyze penicillins and cephalosporins.

Most AmpC organisms are nosocomially encountered, are GI flora and are part of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Nosocomial infections, including urinary tract infection, wound infection, line-associated bloodstream infection and hospital acquired pneumonia.

Patients with isolation of AmpC producing organisms may require contact precautions.