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This genus is a member of the bacterial family of "Enterobacteriaceae"- the so-called "Intestinal Bacteria" which includes Citrobacter, Edwardsiella, Escherichia, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Shigella, Serratia, Proteus, and Yersinia amongst many others. Species included in this group are found worldwide; "in soil, water, fruits, vegetables, grains, flowering plants and trees, and in animals from insects to man." (B74) (B47) (B21) They are susceptible to sunlight, pasteurization, desiccation and common disinfectants They can survive for several months in damp, shady environments such as pastures, manure, bedding etc.. (B88)
Proteus spp. can cause primary urinary tract infections and secondary infections. Naturally occur in the intestines of humans and a wide variety of animals; also manure, soil and polluted waters. (B74)
Other studies show the reduction or absence of putrefactive bacteria (such as disease-causing Bacteroides, Veillonella, Clostridum, Proteus and others) in the stools of breast-fed infants.
Infections associated with Proteus sp.
Urinary Tract InfectionsThe most common infection associated with this genus is urinary tract infect-ions and the most common species isolated is Proteus mirabilis. Until the appearance of enterococci (especially drug resistant isolates) in the last 20 orso years, P. mirabilis was the second most common isolate from urinary tract infections (after E. coli). As mentioned earlier, these organisms produce copious quantities of the enzyme urease. This enzyme breaks down the urea present to ammonia and CO2. This raises the pH of the urine dramatically. It is thought that this alkaline environment helps the organism to survive in the urine. The end-result of the extreme alkalinity is that much of the material dissolved in the urine precipitates out and this subsequently facilitates the formation ofurinary calculi. Symptoms associated with the formation of these struvite stones are not uncommon. Additionally, the alkalinity also exerts a toxic effect. Other InfectionsFor the most part, it is not common tofind members of the genus Proteusassociated with other infections. Often they are isolated from pressure sores and wounds but in both cases, their role as pathogens is often doubtful. Occasionally, these organisms can be isolated from newborns and adults withbacteremia. TreatmentMost isolates of Proteus are susceptible to all commonly employed antimicro-bial drugs with the exception of tetracycline. The drug-of-choice for urinary tract infections is usually trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole(TMP/SMZ). William F. Vincent, Ph.D. Quest Diagnostics Wallingford, CTSelected References Emori, T. G. 1995. Proteus mirabilisurinary tract infection in an elderly person at home. In Infections andNursing Practice – Prevention and Control, Soule, B.M. et al. (Eds.) Mosby, St. Louis. On-Line Resources Gonzalez, G. and M.S. Bronze. 2003. Proteus infections. In E-Medicine at:http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1929.htm
По всичко се вижда, че Протеус е бактерия, която причинява инфекция на пикочните пътища; така че "лечението" с оризова каша на такава инфекция, вместо с лекарство или дори подходящ антибиотик, ми изглежда странно. Наистина бих се консултирала с други лекари, между които и уролог.