Please note: This is for information only.

Refer to local guidelines for treatment recommendations




  • Gram-negative bacillus.
  • One of the coliform group.
  • May become antibiotic resistant, particularly to cephalosporins
  • Cross infection with antibiotic resistant strains may be a problem.

Main clinical infections:

  • Hospital acquired pneumonia
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections (in hospitals)

Usually sensitive to:

  • Gentamicin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Imipenem / meropenem

Usually resistant to:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Cephalosporins
  • Piptazobactam (Tazocin)