Pulmonary streptococcus anginosus infection

Pulmonary streptococcus anginosus infection is a form of bacterial lung infection.

Streptococcus anginosus is part of the S. milleri group (which in turn is a subgroup of viridans streptococci) that consists of three distinct streptococcal species: S. anginosusS. intermedius, and S. constellatus. It can be part of the normal flora in the body 3.

Radiographic features

S. anginosus infection have a propensity for causing lung abscess and empyema formation. It can sometimes cross tissue planes easily 1. Pleural effusions can be common 2.

 

Article information

rID: 63688
System: Chest
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Streptococcus anginosus pulmonary infection
  • Pulmonary infection due to streptococcus anginosus
  • Pulmonary streptococcus lung infection

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