Pathogens
Enterobacter cloacae

Enterobacter cloacae

Precautions

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General Information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Nosocomial infections:

  • Pneumonia (HAP)
  • UTI
  • Wound infections
  • Prosthetic device and line infections

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.