Pathogens

Bacteroides fragilis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

Antibiogram Data

General information

Anaerobic gram negative rod

Most common anaerobic infection "below the diaphragm."

Colonizes GI tract of all humans, colon>small bowel.

  • Intra-abdominal abscess/sepsis

  • Perianal abscess

  • Tubo-ovarian abscess

  • Bacteremia