Pathogens
Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Encapsulated lancet-shaped gram positive diplococci

Normal flora and important cause of invasive disease.

Often vaccine preventable.

  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Bacteremia
  • Meningitis

Rarely:

  • Endocarditis
  • MSK

Disease of Public Health Significance