Peptostreptococcus species

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic Gram positive cocci

Epidemiology

Normal flora of the mouth/GI tract

Associated syndromes

Oral/dental infections, head and neck infections, aspiration pneumonia and empyema, intra-abdominal abscess.

Additional Information

May require surgical debridement of abscess/devitalized tissue