Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family
Normal GI flora - most predominant gram negative bacillus
An exhaustive list.
Most common cause of UTI.
Also common: intra-abdominal infection/abscess, nosocomial pneumonia, bacteremia, prosthetic device infection.
Myriad other manifestations - note endocarditis is rare.
Gastroenteritis, ranging from travellers' diarrhea to invasive infection with hemolytic-uremic syndrome
May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem resistant
Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem
Suspected/confirmed verotoxigenic infection (i.e. 0157-H7) requires notification of Public Health immediately