Proteus mirabilis


Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Non-fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family


GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Associated syndromes

Most commonly UTI, but also causes other nosocomial infections.

Association with struvite stones and persistence within stones accounts for recurrent infection.

Additional Information

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