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Enterobacter aerogenes

Definition
Noun
A gram-negative rod shaped motile and encapsulated bacterium and have peritrichous flagella that surrounds outer surface involved in nosocomial infections.
Supplement
Enterobacter aerogenes is commonly inhabits in water, soil and dairy products and it is a normal flora in the gastrointestinal tract of animals as well as in humans. It is able to ferment D-glucose as well as other sugars that generate gas with a pH ranging from 4.4-9.0.
Enterobacter aerogenes is commonly infect respiratory, urinary tract infections and gastrointestinal as well as in wound, bloodstream and central nervous system. The majority of infection is inadvertent transfer of bacteria during surgery or prolonged treatment in hospitals as well as those who already has suppressed immune defenses particularly to infants and elderly.
Enterobacter aerogenes is an opportunistic bacterium which is highly resistance to antibiotics including beta-lactam antibiotics, chloramphenicol, fluoroquinolones, tetracycline and kanamycin. It has a characteristic as multidrug-resistance that has become a growing problem and cause outbreaks to some countries. A recent study reveals that it is resistant to ampicillin as well as imipenem.
Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Enterobacter
Species: Enterobacter aerogenes
See also:
• Bacteria
• Nosocomial infection
• Drug resistance


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