Enterobacter Aerogenes

Microbiology

  • Member of Enterobacter Genus (see Enterobacter, [[Enterobacter]])
    • Lactose-Fermenting Gram-Negative Rod

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

  • Incidence: 2.93 cases/100k population [MEDLINE]
  • Organisms [MEDLINE]
    • Carbapenem-Resistant (Excluding Ertapenem)/Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Escherichia Coli (see Escherichia Coli, [[Escherichia Coli]])
    • Carbapenem-Resistant (Excluding Ertapenem)/Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Enterobacter Aerogenes (see Enterobacter Aerogenes, [[Enterobacter Aerogenes]])
    • Carbapenem-Resistant (Excluding Ertapenem)/Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Enterobacter Cloacae Complex (see Enterobacter Cloacae, [[Enterobacter Cloacae]])
    • Carbapenem-Resistant (Excluding Ertapenem)/Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae (see Klebsiella Pneumoniae, [[Klebsiella Pneumoniae]])
    • Carbapenem-Resistant (Excluding Ertapenem)/Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Klebsiella Oxytoca (see Klebsiella Oxytoca, [[Klebsiella Oxytoca]])*
  • Clinical Associations
    • Most CRE’s were isolated from a urinary source
    • Most CRE’s were associated with high prevalence of prior hospitalizations, prior indwelling devices, or discharge to a long-term care setting

Clinical

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References

  • Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in 7 US Communities, 2012-2013. JAMA. 2015 Oct 5:1479-1487. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.12480 [MEDLINE]