Bacteroides fragilis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Anaerobic gram negative rod

Most common anaerobic infection "below the diaphragm."

Colonizes GI tract of all humans, colon>small bowel.

  • Intra-abdominal abscess/sepsis

  • Perianal abscess

  • Tubo-ovarian abscess

  • Bacteremia

  • Diabetic Foot Infection

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