02 Jul 2022

Enterobacter aerogenes

An aerobic gram-negative bacillus that grows readily on most microbiological media producing a white colony with either a smooth or a mucoid consistency. It is part of the normal intestinal flora of humans and animals and has been isolated from soil, water, sewage, meat and the hospital environment. It is capable of causing infections in humans especially in immunocompromised patients. It is an important cause of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections.