Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli


If MDRO, requires Contact precautions

General Information

Fermenting gram negative rod of the Enterobacterales family.

Normal GI flora.

Most predominant gram negative bacillus.

An exhaustive list.

Most common cause of UTI.

Also common:

  • Intra-abdominal infection/abscess

  • Nosocomial pneumonia

  • Bacteremia

  • Prosthetic device infection

  • Gastroenteritis, ranging from travelers diarrhea to invasive infection with hemolytic-uremic syndrome

  • Myriad other manifestations

  • Note endocarditis is rare