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Aerobic Gram negative bacillus with potential for multi-drug resistance.
This opportunistic pathogen can be associated with nosocomial infections in North America and can result in outbreaks. Infections can also be seen in military personnel in war zones as well as natural disaster settings.
Ventilator associated pneumonia
Prosthetic device infections
Wound infections, skin and soft tissue infections
Urinary tract infection
May be a colonizer
May require contact precautions if highly resistant.
Infectious Disease consultation recommended if multi-drug resistant isolate