Enterococcus faecalis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in pairs

Epidemiology

Enterococcus faecalis 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