MCEM Part A Study Guide/Microbiology/Specific Pathogen Groups/Streptococci and Staphylococci

Section 1: Streptococci and StaphylococciEdit

Staphylococci and Streptococci are Gram positive cocci. Staphylococci are catalase-positive, while streptococci are catalase negative (catalase catalyses the conversion of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen - catalyse test - H2O2 bubbles).

StreptococciEdit

Streptococcus pneumoniaeEdit

methods of spread of infection principal clinical features

Streptococcus pyogenesEdit

methods of spread of infection principal clinical features

StaphylococciEdit

Staphylococcus aureusEdit

methods of spread of infection principal clinical features

Staphylococcus epidermidisEdit

methods of spread of infection principal clinical features

Alpha-haemolytic streptococciEdit

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