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Is Proteus vulgaris a coliform?

Proteus, unlike the coliforms, deaminates phenylalanine to phenylpyruvic acid, and it does not ferment lactose. Typically, Proteus is rapidly urease positive.

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Also question is, does Proteus vulgaris produce gelatinase?

vulgaris is tested using the API 20E identification system it produces positive results for sulfur reduction, urease production, tryptophan deaminase production, indole production, sometimes positive gelatinase activity, and saccharose fermentation, and negative results for the remainder of the tests on the testing

Subsequently, question is, is Proteus vulgaris citrate positive? The Glucose fermentation result was positive which eliminated Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Then Citrate was tested and the result was negative, which eliminated Klesiella Pneumoniae and Enterobacter aerogenes. The nitrate result was positive; therefore, the Gram (-) bacteria was Proteus vulgaris.

Keeping this in view, is Proteus vulgaris dangerous?

vulgaris, previously considered biogroup 2, has been reported to cause UTIs, wound infections, burn infections, bloodstream infections, and respiratory tract infections (71, 137).

What does Proteus vulgaris cause?

Proteus vulgaris is an aerobic, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium in the Enterobacteriaceae family. It causes urinary tract and wound infections. In recent years, the resistances to many antibiotic classes (also beta-lactams) has significantly increased.

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