AmpC Organisms

Precautions

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General Information

Gram negative bacilli that have 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.

Refer to individual pathogens for information regarding syndromes associated with AmpC producing organisms.

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