Klebsiella (Enterobacter) aerogenes

Klebsiella (Enterobacter) aerogenes


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General Information

Gram negative organisms, may have an inducible chromosomal beta-lactamase that causes resistance to many beta-lactams (except carbapenems) with prolonged antibiotic exposure.

  • GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients
  • Infection usually in nosocomial setting

Nosocomial infections:

  • Hospital-acquired or ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • UTI
  • Prosthetic device and line infections
  • Wound infections

May require contact precautions if highly resistant