Enterococcus faecium

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General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in short chains

Epidemiology

Nosocomial, 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