Streptococcus pneumoniae

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

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

Droplet precautions for first 24 hours after initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy.

Invasive pneumococcal disease is a reportable disease.