Citrobacter species

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Enteric Gram-negative bacilli. Normal part of gut flora.
  • May be mistakenly identified as Salmonella; colonies on plates resemble E. coli.
  • Species associated w/ infection most commonly C. freundii, C. amalonaticus and C. koseri (previously known as C. diversus).
  • Commonly found in soil, water, foodstuffs and normal inhabitant of gut flora in humans and animals.

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Last updated: May 28, 2016