Providencia species

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram-negative bacilli, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

Epidemiology

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Associated syndromes

Nosocomial infections:

  •  Pneumonia (HAP)

  •  UTI

  •  Wound infections

  •  Prosthetic device and line infections

Additional Information

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.