Gordana Milovan Smieško


Enterococci are classified as Streptococcus D group. Genetic studies in the 1980s have led to the conclusion that they have enough distinction to be classified into a particular genus.

Enterococci cause: urinary infections, especially in patients with catheter, in immunocompromised individuals, the infections of the biliary tract, soft tissue abscess, and wound infection. It is a relatively common cause of endocarditis, especially in people with damaged or artificial heart valve. Enterococci are the most common cause of urinary tract infections (IUT): about 10% of all and about 16% of intra-hospital IUT. In second place in frequency are intra-abdominal and pancreatic wounds, but these infections often cause multiple causes, so the assessment of the importance of enterococci in them is debatable. In third place is the bacteremia most commonly occurring in hospital conditions in immunocompromised patients who are lying long in hospitals and receiving antibiotics.


Enterococci,urinary tract, infection

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