Bacteroides fragilis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Alternate Treatment

  • Ertapenem

  • Piperacillin/tazobactam

  • Clindamycin

  • Tigecycline

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 infections

  • Perianal abscess

  • Tubo-ovarian abscess

  • Bloodstream infections