Streptococcus, viridans group

Streptococcus, viridans group


Routine Practices

General Information

Gram positive cocci in chains

Many species of viridans streptococci colonize the human oro-pharynx. Transient microbiota of the normal skin

  • Bacteremia
  • Endocarditis
  • Abscess

Immunosuppressed patients:

  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonia

The clinical significance of blood cultures growing streptococci from the S. bovis group lies in the association of S. gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus with colon cancer.