Proteus vulgaris

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram-negative rod of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

NOT an AmpC organism.

Produces class A cephalosporinase, a type of beta-lactamase.

GI flora.

Most commonly UTI, but also causes other nosocomial infections.

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

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