Streptococcus pneumoniae


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Encapsulated lancet-shaped gram positive diplococci


Normal flora and important cause of invasive disease, often vaccine preventable

Associated syndromes

  • ¬†Community-acquired pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis

  • Many other syndromes possible but uncommon including endocarditis, MSK

Additional Information

  • ¬†PCR testing is available for CSF and pleural fluid