Proteus vulgaris

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Fermenting gram negative bacillus, 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.