Monday, January 01, 2007

Enterococcus Faecalis

Hello, I'm E. faecalis.
I'm a Gram Positive coccus.
I live in your intestines when you are healthy.

But I can be bad when I get into other parts of your body.
If your intestines are torn (like surgery or stabbing) I spill out and infect your abdomen.

I can also cause UTIs if you have a catheter.
I can infect leg ulcers, burns and blood.
When I infect your heart valves I'm very hard to get rid of.