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Which genera of the Enterobacteriaceae are known to cause diarrhea and are considered enteric pathogens?

a. Enterobacter, Klebsiella and Providencia

b. Escherichia, Salmonella, Shigella, and Yersinia

c. Pseudomonas and Moraxella

c. Enterobacter, Citrobacter, and Morganella

(this is a softball question wink )


it is B.....


You are correct nod .






b..........nodeasy one


enteric pathogens which are lactose fermenters include CITROBACTER,ENTEROBACTER,E COLI,KLEBSIELLA....and which are non lactose fermenter include YERISINIA,SHIGELLA,SALMONELLA AND PROTEUS..


Citrobacter, Enterobacter, E. coli NOT O157:H7 and Klebsiella are certainly lactose fermenters, but are NOT considered enteric pathogens. I know this because I see them in stool cultures with normal enteric flora all the time. The only morphologies we screen on stool plates are nonlactose fermenters and nonsorbitol fermenters in the case of EC O157:H7.

Proteus is NOT an enteric pathogen either. Where are you getting your information? You sound confused, Ig F.


oh yes u r right.....proteus is not an enteric causes UTI most commonly........urease positive organism..and secondly EHEC is a non sorbitol fermenter.....
i named all the enterobactericae.....sorry......




Iam a new please help me how to study bacteriology

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