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Synonyms for streptococcus

spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains

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The oral cavity gradually becomes colonized with alpha-hemolytic streptococci in 90% of cases and staphylococci in 5 to 10%.
The aerobic culture grew few alpha-hemolytic streptococci, occasional beta-hemolytic streptococci (not group A or B), rare Staphylococcus aureus, and rare Candida albicans.
Postoperative histology confirmed the presence of a cholesteatoma and cerebellar abscess, and cultures grew moderate P mirabilis and heavy alpha-hemolytic streptococci.
The two most common isolates were alpha-hemolytic streptococci and Streptococcus pyogenes in that order.
Bacterial cultures of the epiglottis revealed alpha-hemolytic streptococci.