Selected Gram Positive Bacteria of Clinical Significance

Jacqueline Sherbuk, MD
Monday, November 21, 2022
Category: Bacterial Infections, MRSA, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Dr. Jacqueline Sherbuk, Assistant Professor at the Morsani College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, presents a review on several important classes of clinically significant gram-positive bacteria. Dr. Sherbuk begins by discussing Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, and Coagulase negative Staphylococci and some of the clinical syndromes they can cause. Next, Dr. Sherbuk introduces Streptococcus pneumonia and the syndrome of invasive pneumococcal disease. Then, Group A strep pyogenes, the viridans streptococci, and the variant streptococci are related. Also presented are Enterococcus faecalis and vancomycin resistant enterococcus faecium. Lastly, Dr. Sherbuk references Corynebacterium spp., Listeria, Bacillus, and Erysipelothirx spp.

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