Enterobacter aerogenes


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General Information

Fermenting, gram-negative rod of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Also known as Klebsiella aerogenes.

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Nosocomial infections:

  • Pneumonia (HAP)

  • UTI

  • Wound infections

  • Prosthetic device and line infections

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.

Infectious Disease consultation is advised for serious infectious due to Enterobacter.

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