Streptococcus, viridans group

Streptococcus, viridans group


General Information

  • Penicillins
  • Ceftriaxone

Gram positive cocci in chains, facultatively anaerobic, variable hemolysis

  • Normal oral/GI flora
  • Consists of S. mutans, S. mitis, S. salivarus, S. sanguinis, and S. anginosus group
  • Bacteremia
  • Dental infections
  • Endocarditis

Emergence of resistance on daptomycin therapy has been described