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Does Proteus Mirabilis Cause Pneumonia?

My mother was hospitalized Monday and they heard a rattle in her left lung. They did a chest x-ray and it showed pneumonia. She has had wounds and one of the cultures came back proteus mirabilis. Could this have caused the pneumonia? She had proteus mirabilis 6 mths ago when she was in a rehabilitation center.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016
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hi
welcome to HCM
i read your history and i can understand your concern.
yes. proteus mirabilis can cause pneumonia.
it can be treated with Pencillin.

thank you
take care
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Does Proteus Mirabilis Cause Pneumonia?

hi welcome to HCM i read your history and i can understand your concern. yes. proteus mirabilis can cause pneumonia. it can be treated with Pencillin. thank you take care