Streptococcus pneumoniae


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Encapsulated lancet-shaped gram positive diplococci


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

Associated syndromes

Community-acquired pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis

Many other syndromes possible but uncommon including endocarditis, MSK, etc

Additional Information

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) available.

PCR testing is available for CSF.