Other Less Common Infections

Besides neonatal meningitis, enterococci have also been cited as a cause of shunt infections and meningitis in older children and adults (Durand etal., 1993). In most of these patients, invasive procedures of the central nervous system, underlying diseases, previous antibiotic therapy and even disseminated strongyloidiasis were the predisposing factors for infection. Enterococci have also been found, usually with other microorganisms, in diabetic foot infections, decubitus ulcers, burns and postsurgical abdominal wounds (Lewis and Zervos, 1990).

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