Streptococci, Viridans group (not S. anginosus)

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram-positive cocci in chains.

Epidemiology

Many species of viridans Streptococci colonize the human oro-pharynx.

Associated syndromes

The only serious disease caused by viridans streptococci is Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis.