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Viridans Streptococci MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Viridans Streptococci
Tree Number(s)
B03.353.750.737.872.875
B03.510.400.800.872.875
B03.510.550.737.872.875
Unique ID
D034363
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D034363
Annotation
infection: coord IM with STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS (IM)
Scope Note
A large heterogeneous group of mostly alpha-hemolytic streptococci. They colonize the respiratory tract at birth and generally have a low degree of pathogenicity. This group of species includes STREPTOCOCCUS MITIS; STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS; STREPTOCOCCUS ORALIS; STREPTOCOCCUS SANGUIS; STREPTOCOCCUS SOBRINUS; and the STREPTOCOCCUS MILLERI GROUP. The latter are often beta-hemolytic and commonly produce invasive pyogenic infections including brain and abdominal abscesses.
Entry Term(s)
Streptococcus Viridans Group
Streptococcus viridans
Related Numbers
txid78535
Previous Indexing
Streptococcus (1967-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003
History Note
2003
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Viridans Streptococci Preferred
Streptococcus viridans Related
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