Is Proteus mirabilis dangerous?
Proteus is found abundantly in soil and water, and although it is part of the normal human intestinal flora (along with Klebsiella species, and Escherichia coli), it has been known to cause serious infections in humans.
What are the symptoms of Proteus infection?
They include dysuria, increased frequency, urgency, suprapubic pain, back pain, small volumes, concentrated appearance, and hematuria. If the patient is febrile, this could be a sign of bacteremia and impending sepsis. These symptoms may not be present if the patient has an indwelling catheter.
What Antibiotics kill Proteus mirabilis?
The most appropriate treatment for P. mirabilis may be aminoglycosides, carbapenems (except imipenem), and 3rd generation cephalosporins. Recent P. mirabilis isolates were also mostly susceptible to augmentin, ampicillin-sulbactam, and piperacillin/tazobactam.
Is Proteus mirabilis sexually transmitted?
mirabilis causes 90% of all Proteus infections in humans. Infections caused by P. Urinary tract infections caused by P. mirabilis also occur commonly in sexually active women and men, especially those engaging in unprotected intercourse.