Streptococci, Viridans group


Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram-positive cocci in chains.

  • Oral flora

  • Many species including Streptococcus mitis, S. sanguis, S. mutans, S. gallolyticus (bovis), S. salivarius

  • Bacteremia

  • Infective endocarditis (depending on the species)

  • Abscess

Assess dentition to reduce systemic infection

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