Fermenting gram-negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family.
Normal GI flora.
Most predominant gram-negative bacillus.
An exhaustive list.
Most common cause of UTI.
Prosthetic device infection
Gastroenteritis, ranging from travelers diarrhea to invasive infection with hemolytic-uremic syndrome
Myriad other manifestations
May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem-resistant.
Carbapenems should be reserved for polymicrobial infections for which anaerobic coverage is required or for treatment of infections due to ESB-producing strains.