Gram Positive Bacteria

Empiric drug regimens listed for the various bacterial strains are for ADULT patients with normal renal function. Review the relevant package insert for additional prescribing information.


>Enterococcus faecalis
>Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium)

>Staphylococcus aureus
1]  MSSA (methicillin susceptible strains)
2]  MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus)

>Staphylococcus Coagulase-negative species:
1] Staph epidermidis
2] Staph. haemolyticus
3] Staph lugdunensis
4] Staph saprophyticus
5] Staph hominis
6] Staph capitis

>Streptococcus anginosus group (formerly Streptococcus milleri)
1] Streptococcus intermedius
2] Streptococcus anginosus
3] Streptococcus constellatus
>Streptococcus pneumoniae
>Streptobacillus moniliformis
>Streptococcus pyogenes (Groups A, B, C, G, F)
>Streptococcus agalactiae  (Group B streptococcus)

Gram-positive bacilli

>Actinomyces israelii
>Arcanobacterium haemolyticum (formerly known as Corynebacterium haemolyticum)
>Bacillus species:
1] Bacillus anthracis
2] Bacillus cereus
3] Bacillus subtilis
>Clostridium species:
1] Clostridium difficile
2] Clostridium perfringens
3] Clostridium tetani
>Corynebacterium species:
1] Corynebacterium diphtheria
2] Corynebacterium jeikeium
3] Corynebacterium urealyticum
>Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
>Listeria monocytogenes
>Lactobacillus species (several e.g.  L. acidophilus,L. brevis, L. buchneri, L. casei,
L. fermentum, L. gallinarum , L. gasseri)
>Nocardia species:
1] Nocardia asteroides
2] Nocardia brasiliensis
>Propionibacterium acnes
>Rhodococcus equi  (formerly Prescottia equi, Corynebacterium equi)

>Leuconostoc (ovoid cocci)


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