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PATHOGENS

  • Polymicrobial gastrointestinal flora
  • Anaerobes, including Bacteroides species
  • Gram-negative bacilli, including Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterococcus (pathogenic role of enterococci remain controversial)

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Last updated: December 31, 2012