How does the prevalence of enterococcal infections vary between males and females?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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In general, enterococcal infections are distributed equally between the sexes.

Although UTIs are more common in healthy women than in healthy men, enterococci are an uncommon cause of uncomplicated cystitis in this setting.

In published series of enterococcal endocarditis, men often outnumber women.


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