Citrobacter freundii is known to cause of nosocomial infections associated with patients undergoing long-drawn-out hospital treatments. It is an opportunistic microbe that does not affect healthy humans, but sets off infectious and inflammatory processes in those having an incapacitated system.
Citrobacter Freundii Infection Causes
• The most important causative factor is a poor and attenuated immune mechanism of the body. A weak immune system makes the body more susceptible to C. freundii, thereby triggering UTI or intestinal infection or meningitis.
• Hospitalized patients are also more prone to the development of C. freundii infections. Those put on to ventilators or urinary catheters are at a grave risk of contracting C. freundii infections.