What are the most common Enterobacter species?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Six different species comprise the E cloacae complex. Some have never been associated with human infections. The most commonly isolated species include E cloacae and E hormaechei, followed by the rarely encountered Enterobacter asburiae, Enterobacter gergoviae, Enterobacter taylorae, and Enterobacter cancerogenus. Enterobacter aerogenes was renamed K aerogenes in 2017. [3]


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