Peptostreptococcus species

General Information

Anaerobic gram positive cocci

Normal flora of the mouth/GI tract

Women's Health: Has been isolated from blood cultures for women with fever in labour/chorioamnionitis

  • Oral/dental infections

  • Head and neck infections

  • Aspiration pneumonia and empyema

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

  • Chronic diabetic foot infection

  • Normal vaignal flora

May require surgical debridement of abscess/devitalized tissue.