AmpC - Organisms that produce AmpC beta-lactamase


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

If susceptible: fluoroquinolones, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, aminoglycosides, or+ carbapenems

Gram negative organisms, usually "SPICEM" (see additional information), that have a chromosomal beta-lactamase

Most AmpC organisms are nosocomially encountered, are GI flora and are part of the Enterobacteriaceae family

Cause syndromes by the organism that possesses AmpC (see individual organism)

Isolation: Contact for current hospitalization only if resistant organism

SPICEM stands for Serratia, Pseudomonas and Providencia, (Indole positive) Proteus vulgaris, Citrobacter, Enterobacter, and Morganella

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