Enterococcus faecium


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General Information

Gram positive cocci in short chains.

Nosocomial (esp. VRE), associated with prior antibiotics.

  • 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.

Most E. faecium will be VRE.