Proteus mirabilis

Proteus mirabilis


Routine Practices

General Information

Facultatively anaerobic non-lactose fermenting Gram-negative bacillus of the Enterobacterales order.

Normally found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals, as well as the surrounding environment (e.g. polluted water, soil).

Global distribution. Transmission occurs usually through endogenous dissemination, with occasional person-to-person spread through contaminated fomites.

Community-acquired infections including:

  • Urinary tract infections

Nosocomial infections including:

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections