Infections caused by enterococci
- These are G+ cocci that exist in pairs (diplococci) or short chains. They are facultative anaerobes, high pH resistant, and survive high temperatures (up to 60°C for thirty minutes). They are commensal organisms in the gastrointestinal system.
- Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium
Infections caused by enterococci[edit | edit source]
- Lower urinary tract infections
- Upper urinary tract infections
- Acute bacterial pyelonephritis