02 Jul 2022

Ewingella americana

An aerobic gram-negative bacillus that grows readily on most microbiological media producing a yellow colony with a smooth consistency. This organism was previously classified in the Enterobacter agglomerans complex. It has been isolated from human sputum, blood, and wounds. It is capable of causing infections in immunologically compromised patients (neonates, premature infants, burned or multiple traumatized patients, patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy, or patients with leukemia).