Proteus mirabilis

Precautions

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General Information

Non-fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Most commonly UTI, but also causes other nosocomial infections.

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

May require contact precautions if highly resistant organism.

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

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