Fusobacterium species

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic gram negative rod

Epidemiology

Normal oral/gastrointestinal flora

Associated syndromes

Oral/dental infections, head and neck infection including Lemierres disease (septic jugular thrombophlebitis) associated with F. necrophorum, aspiration pneumonia, empyema, intra-abdominal abscess, bacteremia

Additional Information

Bacteremia with F. necrophorum should prompt thorough investigation for septic thrombophlebitis (Lemierres)