Enterococcus faecium


See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in pairs


Enterococcus faecium can often be found in gastrointestinal or genitourinary flora

Associated syndromes

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Infective endocarditis

  • Line-associated blood stream infection

  • Intra-abdominal infections (often polymicrobial)

  • Prosthetic device infection

Additional Information

Patients with infections secondary to vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) or known to be colonized with VRE should be on contact precautions.