Fusobacterium species

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Anaerobic gram-negative rod.

Normal oral/GI flora.

  • 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

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

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