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Morganella species

Background:

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Enterobacteriaceae  (Gram Negative Bacilli)  
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>Citrobacter species:
     1] Citrobacter koseri
     2] Citrobacter freundii
>Enterobacter species
     1] Enterobacter cloacae,
     2] Enterobacter aerogenes)
>Escherichia coli
>Klebsiella species:
     1] Klebsiella ozaenae
     2] Klebsiella pneumoniae
     3] Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis
>Morganella species  led
     1] (Morganella morganii)
>Proteus species:
     1] Proteus mirabilis
     2] Proteus vulgaris
>Providencia species:
     1] Providencia_rettgeri
     2] Providencia stuartii
>Salmonella species:
     1] Salmonella enteritidis
     2] Salmonella typhi
     3] Other
>Serratia marcescens
>Shigella species:  
     1] Shigella dysenteriae (serogroup A)
     2] Shigella flexneri
     3] Shigella boydii
     4] Shigella sonnei
     5] Other

Morganella morganii

  • Gram-negative bacteria,  facultative anaerobic, oxidase-negative, catalase-positive,  and indole test-positive .
  • M. morganii has a commensal relationship within the intestinal tracts of humans.
  • Numerous cases of nosocomial infection have been described, usually as postsurgical wound infections or urinary tract infections.
  • Although a rare human pathogen, M. morganii has been reported as a cause of urinary tract infections, nosocomial surgical wound infections, peritonitis, CNS infection, endophthalmitis, pneumonia, chorioamnionitis, neonatal sepsis, pyomyositis, necrotizing fasciitis, and arthritis.
  •  Patients in whom bacteremia develops are typically immunocompromised, diabetic, or elderly or have at least one serious underlying disease.

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Therapy:

Important considerations:  The choice of an agent should be based on local antimicrobial sensitivities, site of infection, cost, and comorbid conditions.   Generally, the most common agents/regimens are listed first.  Listed dosages may need to be adjusted for renal dysfunction.  

  1. Susceptible strains:
  2. Meropenem 0.5 – 1 gram IV q8h  (life-threatening infection -unlabeled use: 2 grams IV q8h)
  3. Imipenem 500mg IV every 6 hours [Range: 250-1000 mg q6-8h]

Morganella species