Klebsiella aerogenes

General Information

Klebsiella aerogenes is also known as Enterobacter aerogenes

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Nosocomial infections:

  • Pneumonia (HAP)

  • UTI

  • Wound infections

  • Prosthetic device and line infections

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.