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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Member of Enterobacteriaceae.
    • Motile, Gram-negative, facultative aerobic rod.
      • Non-lactose fermenter
      • Growth on plates (sheep’s blood, MacConkey) often yields a fruity smell.
    • Same tribe as Proteus and Morganella spp.
  • Common constituents of normal GI flora in both humans and animals; also found in soil, water and sewage.
  • Five common species implicated in causing human infection: P. alcalifaciens, P. heimbachae, P. rettgeri, P. rustigianii, P. stuartii (most common).
    • Many isolates display resistance to numerous antibiotics.

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Last updated: August 9, 2019

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul. "Providencia." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540455/all/Providencia.
Auwaerter P. Providencia. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540455/all/Providencia. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. (2019). Providencia. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540455/all/Providencia
Auwaerter P. Providencia [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540455/all/Providencia.
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