Streptococcus pneumoniae: Overview

Streptococcus pneumoniae is the bacterial that causes “streptococcal pneumonia” which is better known as “pneumococcal disease” or “pneumococcal pneumonia”. The bacteria is also called pneumococcus. Read more about: Pneumococcal pneumonia, Pneumonia

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Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus): A specific type of bacteria, which is the most common cause of pneumonia in humans. Pneumococcus causes death from pneumonia in approximately 40,000 individuals in the United States each year. The pneumococcal vaccine helps prevent pneumococcus-related pneumonia and death.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Streptococcus pneumoniae: A gram-positive organism found in the upper respiratory tract, inflammatory exudates, and various body fluids of normal and/or diseased humans and, rarely, domestic animals.2

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ rld/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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