Escherichia coli

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Gram negative bacillus

E. coli is part of normal gastrointestinal flora.

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Intra-abdominal infection/abscess

  • Nosocomial pneumonia

  • Bacteremia

  • Prosthetic device infection

  • Gastroenteritis, ranging from travelers diarrhea to invasive infection with hemolytic-uremic syndrome

May require contact precautions in cases of ESBL infection.