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Providencia sp.

March 13, 2013

Providencia

Image Source: encyclopedia of life 

Pathogenesis and Infectious Disease:

  • a common cause of urinary tract infections and wound infections, septicemia, and pneumonia

Test Results:

  • P. rettgeri -most common; P. alcalifaciens and P. stuartii
    • Lactose fermentation: negative (clear or pale pink colonies)
    • HE/XLD : yellow or colorless colonies
    • IMViC :   +/+/-/+
    • Urea : positive
    • TSI : K/A
    • H2S : negative
    • Motillity : negative
    • PAD : positive
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