Bacteroides fragilis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic gram negative rod

Epidemiology

Most common anaerobic infection "below the diaphragm." Colonizes GI tract of all humans, colon>small bowel.

Associated syndromes

Intra-abdominal abscess/sepsis, Perianal abscess, Tubo-ovarian abscess, Bacteremia