Streptococcus pneumoniae

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Encapsulated lancet-shaped gram positive diplococci

Normal flora and important cause of invasive disease, often vaccine preventable

  • ¬†Community-acquired pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis

  • Many other syndromes possible but uncommon including endocarditis, MSK

  • ¬†PCR testing is available for CSF and pleural fluid