Citrobacter diversus

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Cit·ro·bac·ter di·ver·'sus

a bacterial species found in feces, soil, water, sewage, and food; isolated from urine, throat, nose, sputum, and wounds; reported in cases of neonatal meningitis where it frequently is severe, resulting in brain abscess formation.
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Citrobacter diversus

Microbiology A Citrobacter in soil, water, sewage and food, and an opportunistic pathogen Epidemiology C diversus is an important cause of bacterial meningitis, brain abscesses, and may cause endocarditis and hospital-acquired bacterial infections
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