Streptococcus pneumoniae

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

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