Reducing Citrobacter Freundii

For updated information see Microbiome Prescription

Doctor’s Data tests will reports on C. Freundii and this is a summary of what can be done to reduce it. Citrobacter (genus) material is included.


Gammaproteobacteria -> Enterobacteriales -> Enterobacteriaceae -> Citrobacter -> Citrobacter freundii 


PubMed etc

“our lab showed that exposure to the prolonged-restraint stressor prior to a challenge with C. rodentium alters the intestinal microbiota community structure, including a reduction of beneficial genera such as Lactobacillus, which may contribute to stressor-enhanced C. rodentium-induced infectious colitis”  [2013]


  • “Urinary tract infections… abnormal inflammatory changes in the intestine, sometimes even resulting in necrotic changes….linked to neonatal meningitis” [edu]



  • “Mice with pretreatment of L acidophilus, inulin, and both show reduced intestinal inflammation following Cr infection compared with controls” [2012]


  • “Preadministration and coadministration of a probiotic mixture containing Lactobacillus helveticus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus  ameliorated C. rodentium” [2012]
  • “While L. reuteri treatment did not reduce all aspects of stressor-enhanced infectious colitis, it did significantly reduce pathogen translocation from the colon to the spleen.”[2013]
  • “. The results showed that administration of a combination of probiotics including Lactobacillus rhamnosus ATCC 53103, Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC 4356 and Lactobacillus plantarum A significantly increased the production of CD11c+ dendritic cells in the spleen (3.62% vs phosphate buffered saline (PBS)-treated control, P<0.01) and mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs)… for  a model of Citrobacter rodentium-induced colitis” [2016]


  • “usually treated with antibiotics like fluoroquinolones, carbapenems and cephalosporins. The treatment plan depends up on the vulnerability of the microbe to the antibiotics and the site of the infection. Conversely, there is a growing alarm over the levels of resistance of C. freundii to a number of antibiotics. Supportive treatment is given as well to hasten cure. ” [edu]
  • Further details.

Bottom Line


  • Thymol


  • Fiber
  • Fish Oil with Milk Fat
  • Inulin
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus Reuteri
  • Lactobacillus helveticus
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • White button mushrooms