Question: What Infections Are Caused By Gram Positive Bacteria?

Gram-positive cocci cause certain infections, including the following:

  • Pneumococcal infections.
  • Staphylococcal aureus infections.
  • Streptococcal infections.
  • Toxic shock syndrome.

What infections are caused by gram negative bacteria?

Common gram-negative bacteria and the infections they cause include:

  1. Escherichia coli (E. coli)—food poisoning, urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, and newborn meningitis.
  2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa—lung and urinary tract infections.
  3. Klebsiella—meningitis, and lung, urinary tract, and bloodstream infections.

Can Gram positive bacteria cause UTI?

Gram-positive bacteria are a common cause of urinary-tract infection (UTI), particularly among individuals who are elderly, pregnant, or who have other risk factors for UTI. Some UTIs are polymicrobial in nature, often involving one or more Gram-positive bacteria.

What causes gram positive bacilli?

Gram-positive bacilli—Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) can cause skin infections or pneumonia (also a bioterrorism agent); Listeria monocytogenes can cause foodborne illnesses. Gram-negative bacilli—Escherichia coli is a common cause of urinary tract infections.

What would be another target for treating gram positive infections?

Most infections due to Gram-positive organisms can be treated with quite a small number of antibiotics. Penicillin, cloxacillin, and erythromycin should be enough to cover 90 per cent of Gram-positive infections.