Proteus mirabilis

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Pro·te·us mi·ra·b'i·lis

a bacterial species found in putrid meat, infusions, and abscesses; a cause of urinary tract infections associated with formation of renal and bladder calculi.

Proteus mirabilis

a species of anaerobic, motile, rod-shaped bacteria found in putrid meat, abscesses, and fecal material. It is a leading cause of urinary tract infections.

Proteus mirabilis

Microbiology A gram-negative pathogen linked to UTIs, wound infections Habitat P mirabilis may be found in water,
soil, feces

Pro·te·us mi·ra·bi·lis

(prō'tē-ŭs mi-rab'i-lis)
A bacterial species widely recognized as a human pathogen commonly recovered from urinary, wound, and bacteremic infections. Recognized in the laboratory by its characteristic "swarming"colony morphology on blood agar.


a genus of gram-negative, motile bacteria, members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, usually found in fecal and other putrefying matter. Also found associated with infections of the external ear and skin and in pyometra and pyelonephritis.

Proteus mirabilis
a common inhabitant of animal fecal material found particularly in infections of the eye, skin, urinary and respiratory tract.
Proteus vulgaris
found in canine epididymo-orchitis, prostatitis and cystitis.
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Evaluation of a modified double-disc synergy test for detection of extended spectrum [beta]-lactamases in AmpC [beta]-lactamase producing Proteus mirabilis.
Test substance 2 (Salt of Capsule of Sesamum indicum fruit -SI) showed maximum zone of inhibition against Proteus mirabilis and Shigella sonnei which were higher than the standard drug.
Several bacterial strains have been reported to decolourise azo dyes aerobically by reductive mechanisms [26] such as Bacillus subtilis, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas pseudomallei 13NA and Pseudomonas luteola [27; 28; 29].
Identification of plasmid-encoded extended spectrum [beta]-lactamases produced by a clinical strain of Proteus mirabilis.
Lane 1= Enterococcus faecalis, Lane 2= Acinetobacter junii, Lane 3= Escherichia coli, Lane 4= Staphylococuss aureus, Lane 5= Proteus mirabilis,Lane 6= Serratia marcescens Lane 7= Enterobacter cloacae
Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus mirabilis were present in seven, eight and four households, respectively.
E-coli were the commonest isolated pathogen followed by Pseudomonas, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Citrobacter freundi, Candida and Morganella morganii.
Proteus mirabilis is the second most common cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs), especially in individuals with complicated urinary tracts and catheterized patients (Coker et al.
The samples were analyzed using pathogenic strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Listeria monocytogenes and Proteus mirabilis, with the agar diffusion technique.
Sennaroglu and Sozeri found that the most common organism detected in otogenic abscesses was Proteus mirabilis.
From January to June 1983, I noticed frequent significant departures from the normal susceptibility patterns for Proteus mirabilis and some Enterobacteriaceae--changes serious enough to warrant investigation and action.