Streptococcus pneumoniae

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

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

Additional Information

Disease of Public Health Significance