Gram-positive organisms

Please note: This is for information only.

Refer to local guidelines for treatment recommendations.


  • Includes Staphylococci, Streptococci, Enterococci, Corynebacteria, Clostridia and Listeria

Main clinical infections:

  • Staphylococci and the ß haemolytic streptococci commonly produce skin and wound infections.
  • Staphylococci, Enterococci and Corynebacteria produce line related infections.
  • Clostridia can be part of the polymicrobial mixture in abdominal and gangrenous wound infections.

Usually sensitive to:

  • Vancomycin
  • Teicoplanin
  • Gentamicin is active against many Staphylococci, but not Streptococci or Enterococci.
  • Cephalosporins (except Listeria and Enterococci)

Usually resistant to:

  • Metronidazole (except Clostridia)