Proteus vulgaris

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

NOT an AmpC organism.

Produces class A cephalosporinase, a type of beta-lactamase.

Most commonly UTI, but also causes other nosocomial infections.

Proteus vulgaris species is more resistant to antimicrobials than Proteus mirabilis.