Urinary tract infections, diarrhea, peritonitis and septicemia are often caused by gram-negative rods.
Gram-negative rods are responsible for numerous diseases. Some species are kommensalische organisms belonging to the physiological intestinal flora. These commensals as well as others derived from animal or environmental reservoirs species can cause disease. Urinary tract infections, diarrhea, peritonitis and septicemia are often caused by gram-negative rods. Gram-negative bacteria cause plague, cholera, and typhoid fever. These infections are rare in the US but common in poverty-stricken or war-torn regions of the world, or where there is poor sanitation and / or contaminated water and contaminated food supplies. These infections can be serious.