Proteus vulgaris


Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

NOT an AmpC organism

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

Most commonly UTI, but also causes other nosocomial infections.

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

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