Gram negative bacilli, of the Enterobacteriaceae family
Normal GI flora.
Most predominant Gram negative bacillus human pathogen.
Most common cause of Urinary Tract Infection.
Prosthetic device infection
Gastroenteritis, ranging from travelers diarrhea to invasive infection with hemolytic-uremic syndrome
Myriad other manifestations
Note endocarditis is rare.
Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem.