Enterococcus faecium

Enterococcus faecium


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General Information

Daptomycin or Linezolid

Gram positive cocci in 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.

VRE requires contact precautions.