Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli


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General Information

Gram negative bacillus

E. coli is part of normal gastrointestinal flora.

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Intra-abdominal infection/abscess
  • Nosocomial pneumonia
  • Bacteremia
  • Prosthetic device infection
  • Gastroenteritis, ranging from travelers diarrhea to invasive infection with hemolytic-uremic syndrome

May require contact precautions in cases of ESBL infection.