Infectious Disease Compendium

Facklamia

Microbiology

A gram-positive, α-hemolytic, catalase-negative, facultative anaerobic cocci. Often misidentified in the lab.

Epidemiologic Risks

Part of the GI tract.

Syndromes

Bacteremia with with endocarditis, necrotizing gangrene, chorioamnionitis, and central nervous system disease (PubMed).

Treatment

Vancomycin.

Often beta lactam resistant

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