Enterococcus faecium

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in short chains

Epidemiology

Nosocomial (esp. VRE), associated with prior antibiotics

Associated syndromes

  • Colonization

  • Bacteremia

  •  Endocarditis (usually subacute)

  •  Intra-abdominal or hepatobiliary infection

  •  UTI

More likely to cause true infection in immunocompromised individuals or after selection pressure from antimicrobial administration has eliminated other organisms.