Infectious Disease Compendium

Providencia

Microbiology

Motile gram negative rods includes P. alcalifaciens, P. rettgeri, P. stuartii.

Epidemiologic Risks

Part of human gi tract.

Syndromes

UTI predominates, although like E. 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

Not named after any health care system that I am aware of.