Enterococcus faecium

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in short chains

Epidemiology

Nosocomial, 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.

Additional Information

Infectious Diseases consultation recommended for invasive or resistant infection.

VRE requires contact isolation.