An old name for Enterococcus faecalis.
- Streptococcus haemolyticus
Another name for streptococcus pyogenes.
- Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)
A type of bacterium that comes in pairs and is shaped like a lancet (a surgical knife with a short wide two-edged blade). Pneumococcus is the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia and otitis media (middle ear infections) and an important contributor to bacterial meningitis. Pneumococcal infections are the most common invasive bacterial infections in children […]
- Streptococcus pyogenes
A common bacteria that causes strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis), impetigo, other skin infections, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, glomerulonephritis, and invasive fasciitis.
- Streptococcus, group A
A well-known strain (type) of streptococcus (strep) bacteria that can cause strep throat and common skin problems such as impetigo as well as rheumatic fever. Autoimmune reactions to strep have also recently been associated with a number of disorders, including guttate psoriasis (cradle cap), Sydenham’s chorea (a movement disorder related to rheumatic fever), obsessive-compulsive disorder, […]
- Streptococcus, group B
A major cause of infections, including those involving pregnant women and newborn infants. Group B strep can infect the mother’s uterus, placenta, and urinary tract; in fact, it is present in the vagina of around 10 to 25 percent of all pregnant women. Group B strep can be transferred between heterosexual couples via oral sex. […]