Proteus mirabilis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram-negative bacilli, of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Epidemiology

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection often in nosocomial setting.

Associated syndromes

Most commonly UTI, but also causes other nosocomial infections.

Association with struvite stones and persistence within stones accounts for recurrent infection.