Providencia rettgeri

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Definition

noun

Species of the genus Providencia frequently associated with hospital-acquired infections of the urinary tract, burns and wounds in humans whereas cholera in chicken


Supplement

P. rettgeri is distinguished from other common Providencia species such as P. alcalifaciens and P. stuartii through biochemical tests:


Scientific classification:

Variant(s):

  • P. rettgeri
  • Providencia rettgeri (Hadley 1918) Brenner et al. 1978

Formerly called:

  • Proteus rettgeri
  • Shigella rettgeri
  • Bacterium rettgeri

Compare (with other clinically important Providencia spp.):

See:

Reference(s):

  • Cheesbrough M. 2006. Microbiological Tests. In: District laboratory practice in tropical countries. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p 189.
  • Vasanthakumari R. 2007. Enterobacteriaceae. In: Textbook of Microbiology. New Delhi: BI Publications Pvt Ltd. p 266.