What causes most Proteus infections?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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P mirabilis causes 90% of Proteus infections and can be considered a community-acquired infection. P vulgaris and P penneri may be isolated from individuals in long-term care facilities and hospitals and from patients with underlying diseases or compromised immune systems.


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