A genus of enteropathic bacilli of the Klebsiella group found in the environment and in the human intestinal tract. The most common pathogenic species are E. cloacae and E. aerogenes, which can cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. E. sakazakii has been associated with infection in neonates due to contamination of infant formula. Not to be confused with the family Enterobacteriaceae of which they are members.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.