Streptococcus bovis

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Streptococcus bovis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Streptococcaceae
Genus: Streptococcus
Species: S. bovis
Binomial name
Streptococcus bovis
Orla-Jensen 1919

Streptococcus bovis is a Gram-positive bacterium. S. bovis is typically , non- or gamma-hemolytic, but may be alpha-hemolytic on sheep blood agar plates. Commonly found in the alimentary tract of cows, sheep, and other ruminants, it is occasionally found to be the offending agent in cases of human endocarditis. It is also a rare cause of neonatal septicemia and meningitis. It is also associated with colon cancer in approximately 25% of cases.Every patient with S.bovis bacteremia with or without endocarditis should be examined for a GI tract malignancy.[citation needed]

S. bovis gains entry through the GI tract.

Streptococcus bovis is a Gram-positive bacterium. S. bovis is typically , non- or gamma-hemolytic, but may be alpha-hemolytic on sheep blood agar plates. Commonly found in the alimentary tract of cows, sheep, and other ruminants, it is occasionally found to be the offending agent in cases of human endocarditis. It is also a rare cause of neonatal septicemia and meningitis. It is a common bowel flora in humans,however if found in blood stream was found to be associated with colon cancer in approximately 25% of cases.Every patient with S.bovis bacteremia with or without endocarditis should be examined for a GI tract malignancy.[citation needed]

S. bovis gains entry through the GI tract.

References

  • Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed. ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9.

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