Enterococcus faecium


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Enterococcus faecium

the second most common species of this genus recovered in human infection; this species has low-level resistance to ampicillin, and in the U.S. and other countries where vancomycin is used frequently, resistant strains have been rapidly appearing as causes of nosocomial infections; in cases of septicemia in immunocompromised patients, fatality rates can be over 50%.

Enterococcus faecium

A nosocomial pathogen resistant to most antibiotics–eg, penicillin, teicoplanin, aminoglycosides, glycopeptides; ID of E faecium in a clinical specimen requires Pt isolation with barrier precautions. See Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.

En·ter·o·coc·cus fae·ci·um

(en'tĕr-ō-kok'-ŭs fē'shē-ŭm)
Bacterial species of this genus recovered in human infection; this species has low-level resistance to ampicillin, and in the U.S. and other countries where vancomycin is used frequently, resistant strains have been rapidly appearing as causes of nosocomial infections; in cases of septicemia in immunocompromised patients, fatality rates in cases of septicemia are high.
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Se han descrito 49 especies distintas, de las cuales 26 se han asociado con las infecciones en humanos, siendo Enterococcus faecalis y Enterococcus faecium, las especies mas comunes (5).
Various enterococcal species have been identified, but the major two which cause human diseases are enterococcus faecalis and enterococcus faecium. Most common and important infections caused by them are bacteraemia, endocarditis, urinary tract infections, surgical wound infections, intra-abdominal and intra-pelvic infections.