Providencia stuartii

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Species of the genus Providencia most frequently isolated from nosocomial infections of human urinary system and severe burns


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

Scientific classification:

  • Phylum: Proteobacteria
  • Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
  • Order: Enterobacteriales
  • Family: Enterobacteriaceae
  • Genus: Providencia


  • P. stuartii
  • Providencia stuartii Ewing 1962

Formerly called:

  • Proteus stuartii
  • Proteus stuartii Buttiaux et al. 1954
  • Providencia stuartii (Buttiaux et al. 1954) Ewing 1962

Compare (with other clinically important Providencia spp.):



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  • Vasanthakumari R. 2007. Enterobacteriaceae. In: Textbook of Microbiology. New Delhi: BI Publications Pvt Ltd. p 266.