The natural habitat for Enterococcus is in the gastrointestinal tract of a multitude of animals and humans. Common clinical infections caused by Enterococcus include: urinary tract infections, bacteremia, bacterial endocarditis, diverticulitis, and meningitis.
Enterococcal meningitis is a rare complication of neurosurgery.
- E. avium is commonly found in birds, but can infect humans and is very resistant to antibiotics.
- E. durans is very similar to the Streptococcus strains.
- E. faecalis is a very interesting species. It is naturally found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and some mammals. It becomes infectious in the presence of certain antibiotics that kill friendly bacteria, causing imbalance in the body. It is also found in some probiotic supplements, and interestingly, found in as many as 90% of root canal treated teeth! E. faecalis can cause endocarditis and bacteremia, urinary tract infections (UTI), meningitis, and other infections in humans. In the United States, E. faecalis is associated with nosocomial infections including: catheter-associated UTI, central line-associated bloodstream infection, and surgical site infections.
- E. faecium is also found as a natural part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is used as a probiotic in animals, but can also become pathogenic and has been linked to neonatal meningitis.
This Quantum Formula antidotes the various species in the Enterococcus genus.