Pathogens
Enterococcus faecalis

Enterococcus faecalis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram positive cocci in short chains

  • UTI
  • Endocarditis
  • Contributes to polymicrobial intra-abdominal and skin and soft tissue infection, but less virulent than usual pathogens.

Consider Infectious Disease consultation to assist in evaluation and management of patients.

This organism has been associated with the presence of colorectal cancer. Consider requesting a consult from gastroenterology for further work-up including a colonoscopy