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a genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, motile, rod-shaped bacteria, occurring in normal urine and feces. Organisms are potential pathogens associated with urinary tract and secondary tissue infections. P. stuar´tii causes nosocomial infections and is a major agent in burn infections.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A genus of motile, peritrichous, non-spore-forming, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae) containing gram-negative rods. These organisms do not hydrolyze urea nor produce hydrogen sulfide; they produce indole and grow on Simmons citrate medium. They do not decarboxylate lysine, arginine, or ornithine. These organisms occur in specimens from extraintestinal sources, particularly urinary tract infections; they have also been isolated from small outbreaks and sporadic cases of diarrheal disease. The type species is Providencia alcalifaciens.
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A genus of motile, peritrichous, non-spore-forming, aerobic, or facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-negative rods. These organisms occur particularly in urinary tract infections and in small outbreaks and sporadic cases of diarrheal disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
A genus of motile, peritrichous, non-spore-forming bacteria that occur in urinary tract infections.
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