Streptococcus pneumoniae

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

First Line Treatment

  • Penicillin

  • Amoxicillin

Meningitis

  • Rocephin

Pathogen information

Encapsulated lancet-shaped gram positive diplococci

Epidemiology

Normal flora and important cause of invasive disease.

Often vaccine preventable.

Associated syndromes

  • Community-acquired pneumonia

  • Bacteremia

  • Meningitis

Rarely:

  • Endocarditis

  • MSK