Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family
Normal GI flora
UTI, can cause nosocomial infections similar to Klebsiella pneumoniae.
There is evidence that this organism may cause colitis associated with antimicrobial use.
May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem resistant.
Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem.