Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family.
In healthy hosts, can cause:
Nasty pneumonias (Friedlanders disease)
Intra-abdominal and biliary infection
Prosthetic material and vascular catheter infection
May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem resistant.
Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem.