Providencia (bacterium)


Providencia (bacterium)

Taxobox | name = "Providencia"
regnum = Bacteria
phylum = Proteobacteria
classis = Gamma Proteobacteria
ordo = Enterobacteriales
familia = Enterobacteriaceae
genus = "Providencia"
genus_authority = Ewing 1962
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision ="P. friedericiana"
"P. stuartii"
etc.

"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

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External links

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


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