Providencia species


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General Information

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

Providencia spp. can be isolated in culture from urine, blood or wound and are typically nosocomial pathogens

Nosocomial infections:

  •  Hospital acquired pneumonia

  •  Urinary tract infection

  •  Wound infections

  •  Prosthetic device and line infections

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