Peptostreptococcus species

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Anaerobic gram positive cocci

Normal flora of the mouth/GI tract

  • Oral/dental infections

  • IVDU patients who lick their needles

  • Head and neck infections

  • Aspiration pneumonia and empyema

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

  • Chronic diabetic foot infection

May require surgical debridement of abscess/devitalized tissue.

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