Streptococcus Anginosus

Streptococcus AnginosusStreptococcus anginosus may be a beta-hemolytic or non-hemolytic organism. It can ferment glucose or lactose, therefore it has a caramel odor as a distinct feature.

Colonization

This organism colonizes at the following sites in the human body:

  • Intestinal Tract
  • Urinary tract

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Infections Caused By Streptococcus Anginosus

This organism can cause various infections in the human body because of its pathogenic nature. Therefore it causes the following infections in the human body:

  • Brain abscesses
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Bacteremia

Treatment

Penicillin, ampicillin, and erythromycin are the drug of choice for the treatment of S. Anginosus because these bacteria are rarely resistant to penicillin. Therefore penicillin is a drug of choice for Streptococcus Anginosus.

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