Fusobacterium species

General Information

Anaerobic gram negative rod

Normal oral/gastrointestinal flora

Women's Health: Has been isolated from blood cultures from women with fever in labour and chorioamnionitis

  • Oral/dental infections

  • Aspiration pneumonia

  • Empyema

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

  • Diabetic foot infection

  • Bacteremia

  • Head and neck infection including Lemierres disease (septic jugular thrombophlebitis) associated with F. necrophorum

  • Vaginal colonizer

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

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