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…

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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 serogroups.…

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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 skin disease)…

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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…

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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 maltophilia is increasingly resistant…

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Staphylococcus saprophyticus

Staphylococcus saprophyticus (bacterium) Staphylococcus saprophyticus is a facultative anaerobic, coccus-shaped, Gram-positive bacterium in the Staphylococcaceae family. Infection triggered by this pathogen lead to urinary tract infection (cystitis/bladder inflammation). The main…

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Staphylococcus pasteuri

Staphylococcus pasteuri (bacterium incl. MRSA, VRSA) Staphylococcus pasteuri is a coagulase-negative, Gram-positive bacterium of the Staphylococcaceae family. Coagulase-negative staphylococci may trigger wound and urinary tract infections as well as chronic prostatitis…

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Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Staphylococcus lugdunensis (bacterium) Staphylococcus lugdunensis is an aerobic, Gram-positive, spherical bacterium of the Staphylococcaceae family. The coagulase-negative bacterium may lead to surgical site infection, bloodstream infection or endocarditis. Resistance to penicillin…

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Staphylococcus hominis

Staphylococcus hominis (bacterium) Staphylococcus hominis is an aerobic, spherical, Gram-positive bacterium in the Staphylococcaceae family. In immunodeficient people, it may cause catheter-associated sepsis. The main transmission path is direct or indirect…

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Staphylococcus epidermidis

Staphylococcus epidermidis (bacterium incl. MRSE) Staphylococcus epidermidis is an aerobic, spherical, Gram-positive bacterium in the Staphylococcaceae family. In immunocompromised hospitalised patients, the bacterium may trigger catheter-associated sepsis and endocarditis respectively. Staphylococcus…

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