Proteus vulgaris

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

NOT an AmpC organism.

Produces class A cephalosporinase, a type of beta-lactamase.

Associated syndromes

Most commonly UTI, but also causes other nosocomial infections.

Additional Information

Proteus vulgaris species is more resistant to antimicrobials than Proteus mirabilis.