Short description
Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that includes many gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria.

Detailed description

Some members of the family enterobacteriaceae are typical gut bacteria, which only become harmful if they translocate into other regions of the body. Salmonella, Shigella and gut pathogenic Escherichia are also enterobacteriaceae. They do not belong to the normal gut flora but are always pathogenic.