Infectious Disease Compendium

Eggerthella

Microbiology

E. lenta: anaerobic, non-sporulating, non-motile, Gram-positive bacilli that grow singly, as pairs, or in short chains.

Epidemiologic Risks

They are found in the human colon.

Syndromes

Bacteremia usually in association with a GI pathology.

Treatment

Who knows. Reports suggest "susceptible to amoxicillin/clavulanate cefoxitin, metronidazole, piperacillin/tazobactam , ertapenem and meropenem, 91% were susceptible to clindamycin, 74% to moxifloxacin and 39% to penicillin."

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