01 Jul 2022

Kluyvera cryocrescens

An aerobic gram-negative bacillus that grows readily on most microbiological media producing a smooth colony. It may be isolated from clinical specimens, however, it is more commonly isolated from the environment including soil, water, sewage, and the hospital environment. It is capable of growth at low temperatures (5oC) as well as room temperature and normal human body temperature (35-37oC). It is an infrequent opportunistic human pathogen.