A genus of family Enterobacteriaceae, characterized by being gram-negative, peritrichous, rod-shaped, non-spore forming, mostly urease-forming, and isolated most commonly in urine and feces although may also occur in sputum, skin, and wound.


Genus Providencia is comprised of bacterial species associated with the following infections:

Scientific classification:

  • Kingdom: Bacteria
  • Phylum: Proteobacteria
  • Class: Gammaproteobacteria
  • Order: Enterobacteriales
  • Family: Enterobacteriaceae

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