Streptococcus sanguinis-Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Streptococcus sanguinis colony morphology on blood agar of urine culture

Introduction Streptococcus sanguinis is a Gram-positive bacterium belonging to the Streptococcaceae family. It is a commensal bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity and is part of the normal oral microbiota. While it generally coexists peacefully with its host, S. sanguinis can also play …

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Streptococcus pneumoniae: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Optochin sensitive Streptococcus pneumoniae

Introduction Streptococcus pneumoniae, commonly known as pneumococcus, is a bacterium that can cause a wide range of infections in humans. It is one of the most significant pathogens responsible for various diseases, particularly pneumonia, meningitis, and otitis media (middle ear infections). Characteristics: Transmission: Diseases caused …

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Streptococcus pyogenes: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Streptococcus pyogenes colony morphology on blood agar

Introduction Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as Group A Streptococcus (GAS), is a gram-positive, spherical bacterium that belongs to the Streptococcaceae family. It is one of the most common and important human pathogens, responsible for a wide range of infections in humans. This bacterium is typically …

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