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what causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Proteus mirabilis: This would be incredibly unusual and would seriously question the diagnosis. This organism is most commonly found in the GI tract and can cause uti. Often on the surface of the skin, but seldom if ever the cause of infection. See an infectious diseases expert and get examined. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein commented
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Proteus mirabilis can be part of polymicrobial diabetic foot infections that frequently involve fecal flora.
Oct 6, 2013

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