Streptococcus is the name of an entire genus of bacteria, including notably enterococcus and pneumococcus
. Some of these bacteria are naturally present in the human body, enterococcus, for example, can be found in the digestive tract. Streptococcus bacteria are responsible for a great number of infections, including the following: bacterial tonsillitis
, skin infections such as impetigo
, respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, some forms of meningitis
, or general infections. Streptococcus is generally sensitive to antibiotics
, with penicillin the most commonly-prescribed in these cases.
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