Bacteroides fragilis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic Gram negative bacillus that is a major component of intestinal flora.

Epidemiology

Bacteroides fragilis is a strict anaerobe that is a major component of intestinal flora.

Associated syndromes

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

  • Perianal abscess

  • Tubo-ovarian abscess

  • Rupture intra-abdominal viscera

  • Bacteremia