Streptococcus pneumoniae

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Encapsulated lancet-shaped gram positive diplococci

Normal flora and important cause of invasive disease.

Often vaccine preventable.

  • Pneumonia

  • Bacteremia

  • Meningitis

Rarely:

  • Endocarditis

  • Musculoskeletal

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