Streptococcus Bovis

Streptococcus Bovis was known as Streptococcus Gallolyticus. Streptococcus Bovis It is a gram +ve bacilli and has a pathogenic nature. Therefore it causes multiple diseases such as colorectal cancer, endocarditis, and urinary tract infection.

It is catalase test -ve. It is also an oxidase test -ve organism, therefore it does not produces hydrogen-peroxide upon oxidase test.

Colonization

This organism can colonize in the human body, therefore it colonizes most commonly in

  • Intestinal Tract
  • Urinary tract

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Infections Because of Streptococcus Bovis

As explained earlier, it is a pathogenic organism because of its pathogenic nature. Thus it can cause the following infections in the human body:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endocarditis
  • Septicemia
  • Meningitis
  • Urinary tract infections

Treatment

Penicillin is the drug of choice for the treatment of S. Bovis because S. Bovis is not resistant to penicillin at all. Therefore Penicillin is a drug of choice against the S. Bovis.

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