Bacteroides fragilis

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