Fusobacterium species

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Anaerobic gram negative rod

Normal oral/gastrointestinal flora

Oral/dental infections, head and neck infection including Lemierres disease (septic jugular thrombophlebitis) associated with F. necrophorum, aspiration pneumonia, empyema, intra-abdominal abscess, diabetic foot infection, bacteremia

Bacteremia with F. necrophorum should prompt thorough investigation for septic thrombophlebitis (Lemierres)