Streptococcus pneumoniae - Pneumococcal Disease

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria cause a wide variety of infections, including pneumonia, bacteremia, otitis media (OM), sinusitis, and meningitis. A gram stain of infectious material (pus, sputum) can be performed to demonstrate the presence of the gram-positive, lancet-shaped cocci, followed by culture. Urinary antigen testing may be a useful adjunct to culture in adults.

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Content Review: 
April 2018

Last Update: November 2019