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

  • Bacteremia

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