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Bacterium

Providencia is a Gram negative, motile bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Some strains (P. stuartii, for example) are opportunistic pathogens in humans and can cause urinary tract infections, particularly in patients with long-term indwelling urinary catheters or extensive severe burns.

Some strains are sensitive to ampicillin.

References

External links

  • http://www.hosppract.com/issues/2000/01/dmmlip.htm

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