Strongyloides stercoralis

Strongyloides stercoralis (parasite) Strongyloides stercoralis is a threadworm of the Strongyloididae family. It mainly occurs in tropical and subtropical regions. S. stercoralis causes strongyloidiasis, which is characterised by intense itching of the site of skin...

Streptococcus spp.

Streptococcus spp. (bacterium) The genus Streptococcus belongs to the family Streptococcaceae. They are spherical, chain-forming, gram-positive bacteria. Their behavior concerning hemolysis and the Lancefield-classification divide the different species into...

Streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus pyogenes (bacterium incl. PRSP) Streptococcus pyogenes is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive, chain-forming, coccus-shaped bacterium. It belongs to the Streptococcaceae family. Clinical symptoms include scarlatina, necrotizing fasciitis (infectious...

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae (bacterium) Streptococcus pneumoniae is an aerobic, Gram-positive bacterium. It has the shape of oval to lancet-shaped cocci, appearing in pairs or short chains. Streptococcus pneumoniae belongs to the Streptococcaceae family. It frequently...

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (bacterium) Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an aerobic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the Xanthomonadaceae family. It may trigger urinary tract infection, respiratory tract infection or bloodstream infection. Stenotrophomonas...