Enterococcus faecium


Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in short chains


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.

Additional Information

If identified as VRE, then initiate contact precautions