Enterococcus faecium

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in short chains

Epidemiology

Nosocomial (esp. VRE), associated with prior antibiotics.

Associated syndromes

Colonization

More likely to cause true infection in immunocompromised or after selection pressure from antimicrobial administration has eliminated other organisms.

Bacteremia, endocarditis (usually subacute), intra-abdominal or hepatobiliary infection, UTI.

Additional Information

Use Routine Practices

Consult IPAC if isolate is resistant to vancomycin