Enterococcus faecium

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in pairs

Epidemiology

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.