Proteus mirabilis


Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram negative bacilli

Normal gastrointestinal flora and can be associated with nosocomial infections

Proteus mirabilis can be associated with urinary tract infections but can also cause other nosocomial infections. Association with struvite stones and persistence within stones accounts for recurrent infection.

Proteus vulgaris species is more resistant to antimicrobials than Proteus mirabilis.