Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)

Presentation

Appropriate Tests

Can cause pneumonia, septicaemia, meningitis and empyema.

Culture of Blood, sputum, CSF or pleural aspirate.

Urine antigen detection also available in adults.

See also Pneumonia, Septicaemia, Meningitis, Fever and lower respiratory tract.



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