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Causes "Travelers Diarrhea" and is also a major cause of death in children of developing nations
E. Coli (ETEC)
This enterotoxigenic strain produces a heat stable and heat labile toxin that causes an explosive watery diarrhea with cramping, abdominal discomfort, and dehydration
E. Coli
Major cuse of aspiration pneumonia in alcholics. Organism pproduces a large antiphagocytic capsule, giving it a mucoid appearance and producing a thick, bloody "currant-jelly" sputum.
Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Leading cause of urinary tract infections.
E. Coli

Others include:
Proteus, Serratia, Enterococci, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas and Staph Saprophyticus.
This organism is a common cause of nosocomial infections; Some strains produce red pigment.
Serratia marcescens

Causes pneumonia, bacteremia, endocarditis and is often multi-drug resistant.
Cause a bloody diarrhea and is associated with the consumption of undercooked meat and dairy products.
Enterohemorrhagic E. Coli
0157:H7 (EHEC)

This dysentery-like condition is due to verotoxins similar to Shiga toxin that causes cytotoxicity to the colonic mucosa.
Infection may result in hemorrhagic colits progressing to the HUS syndrome.
Enterohemorrhagic E. Coli
0157:H7 (EHEC)

Hus in chracterized by ARF, micorangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and thrombocytopenia in children.