Proteus vulgaris

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Related to Proteus vulgaris: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis

Pro·te·us vul·ga·r'is

the type species of the bacterial genus Proteus, found in putrefying materials and in abscesses; it is pathogenic for fish, dogs, guinea pigs, and mice; certain strains, the X strains of Weil and Felix, are agglutinated by typhus serum and are therefore of great importance in the diagnosis of typhus; strain X-19 is strongly agglutinated.
See also: Weil-Felix reaction.

Proteus vulgaris

a species of bacteria that is a frequent cause of urinary tract infections. The bacteria are found in feces, water, and soil.

Proteus vulgaris

Microbiology A pathogen linked to UTIs and wound infections Habitat P mirabilis is found in water, soil, and feces

Pro·te·us vul·ga·ris

(prō'tē-ŭs vŭl-gā'ris)
The type species of the genus Proteus, found in putrefying matter; associated with a wide variety of nosocomial infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts and other sterile sites and also with decubitus ulcers and abscesses.
See also: Weil-Felix reaction


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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3]-Ph S 39 38 26 25 37 28 Streptomycin 40 40 40 40 40 40 Neomycin 10 10 10 10 10 10 Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng), Proteus vulgaris (Pv), Bacillus subtilis (Bs), Escherichia coli (Ec), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa), Staphylococcus aureus (Sa)
Proteus vulgaris inhabits the intestinal tract of humans and animals.
5] cfu/g in spoilt sweet pepper fruits sold in Kasuwan Daji and also revealed that sweet pepper fruits sold in Sokoto Metropolis contain organisms such as Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus licheniformis, Paenibacillus alvei, Enterobacter aerogenes, Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus auricularis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Aspergillus clavatus, Aspergillus flavus, and Fusarium poae respectively.
Bacteria Casos Morganella morganii 5 Proteus vulgaris 1 Escherichia coli 1 Corynebacterium sp 1 Enterococcus sp 1 Enterobacter cloacae 1 Staphylococcus sp (coagulasa negativo) 1 * En algunos pacientes hubo aislamiento de mas de un microorganismo.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus vulgaris were inhibited by 19 essential oils, followed by Bacillus subtilis (18 oils), Straphylococcus aureus (14 oils), Escherichia coli (12 oils) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (9 oils).
Although MBL are supposed to be susceptible to aztreonam, we found four of the MBL producers (except Proteus vulgaris RT-37) to be resistant to it.
The Weil-Felix Proteus agglutination assay with Proteus vulgaris OX-19 and OX-2 and P.
The four test organisms chosen were Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, and Bacillus subtilis.
A patient with chronic suppurative otitis media showed the presence of Proteus vulgaris.