Streptococcus pneumoniae


Standard Precautions

General Information

Encapsulated, lancet-shaped, gram-positive diplococci.

Normal flora and important cause of invasive disease. Direct person-to-person contact via respiratory droplet.

Often pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) preventable.

  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

  • Bacteremia

  • Meningitis

  • Sinusitis

  • Otitis media


  • Endocarditis

  • MSK

CDC. The Pink Book - Pneumococcal Disease. February 2021.

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