Fusobacterium species


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic gram negative rod


Normal oral/gastrointestinal flora

Associated syndromes

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

Additional Information

Bacteremia with F. necrophorum should prompt thorough investigation for septic thrombophlebitis (Lemierre's)