Streptococcus, Group C and Group G


Routine Practices

General Information

Gram positive cocci in chains

Common inhabitants of human skin and oral flora

Human infections due to Group C/G streptococci are much less common than Group A streptococcus and Group B streptococcus. Examples of clinical manifestations include:

  • Skin infections (cellulitis)

  • Bacteremia

  • Endocarditis

  • Meningitis

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Pneumonia

Infections with Group C/G streptocci are commonly seen amongst patients with underlying conditions such are chronic lung or heart disease, diabetes, malignancy, alcoholism, and immunosuppressive therapy.