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Streptococcus intermedius

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Streptococcaceae

      Streptococcus anginosus group / “S. milleri” / Lancefield Group F
      - S. anginosus
      - S. constellatus

      - S. intermedius

      Natural habitats

      They are regarded generally as harmless commensals of the oropharyngeal, urogenital and gastrointestinal microbiota.

      Clinical significance
      These organisms are strongly associated with abscess formation in the brain, the oropharynx, or the peritoneal cavity.

      Specific isolation site
      - S. anginosus - urogenital or gastrointestinal tract
      - S. constellatus - respiratory tract
      - S. intermedius - abscesses of the brain or liver

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive streptococci,

      grouped in chains

      Liquid medium,
      they are found in the form of chains of different lengths.

      They namely divide into one direction

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      5% CO2 improves the growth

      They are small-colony-forming bacteria (< 0.5 mm), that can display variable patterns of hemolysis (α-, β-, or γ-hemolysis)

      Colonies are 0.5-2.0 mm, white, translucent, convex, and entire, some strains produce colonies that are 0.5-1.0 mm, white and matte.

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ growth (better)

      Odor butterscotch or caramel

  • Characteristics

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