Infectious Disease Compendium

Proteus

Microbiology

Aerobic gram negative rod; P. mirabilis, P. myxofaciens, P. vulgaris.

Epidemiologic Risks

Part of normal flora.

Syndromes

UTI predominates, although like Escherichia coli it can show up anywhere.

Treatment

Resistance is increasing, I sure hope you know your local susceptibilities. Try quinolones OR third generation cephalosporins OR carbapenems empirically.

Notes

Likes to help cause renal stones by altering pH of urine.