Gram positive cocci in chains, facultatively anaerobic, variable hemolysis.
Smells like butterscotch
Normal oral/GI flora, consists of S. anginosus, intermedius, and constellatus.
Used to be called S. milleri group
Abscesses - intra-abdominal, hepatic, cerebral, empyema.
Bacteremia, rarely endocarditis.
When these organisms grow in blood culture, look for the abscess.
Generally abscesses need surgical drainage depending on size/location