Gram-negative bacterial infections include the following:
- Campylobacter infections.
- Cat-scratch disease.
- Escherichia coli (E. coli) infections.
- Haemophilus influenzae infections.
- Klebsiella infections.
- Legionnaires’ disease.
Is gram negative bacteria contagious?
Gram-negative bacteria are most commonly spread during hand-to-hand contact in a medical care setting.
What is a gram negative infection?
Gram-negative bacteria cause infections including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound or surgical site infections, and meningitis in healthcare settings. Gram-negative infections include those caused by Klebsiella, Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli., as well as many other less common bacteria.
What are examples of Gram negative bacilli?
Gram-negative bacilliExamples include E. coli, Klebsiella aerogenes, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas cepacia and other Pseudomonas species, Enterobacter, Acinetobacter, and non-pigmented strains of Serratia marcescens.
Why is gram negative bacteria more dangerous?
As a rule of thumb (which has exceptions), Gram-negative bacteria are more dangerous as disease organisms, because their outer membrane is often hidden by a capsule or slime layer which hides the antigens of the cell and so acts as “camouflage” – the human body recognises a foreign body by its antigens; if they are