What are the most common types of enterococcal infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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The most common type of infection caused by enterococci is usually nosocomial (associated with urinary tract catheterization or instrumentation).

Cystitis and pyelonephritis are common infections.

Occasionally, prostatitis and perinephric abscesses may develop.

Occasional infections may occur in young healthy women (< 5%).


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