Enterococcus faecium

Precautions

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General Information

Gram positive cocci in pairs

Enterococcus faecium can often be found in gastrointestinal or genitourinary flora

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Infective endocarditis

  • Line-associated blood stream infection

  • Intra-abdominal infections (often polymicrobial)

  • Prosthetic device infection

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