Infectious Disease Compendium

Gemella

Microbiology

Anaerobic gram positive cocci. G. asaccharolytic, G. bergeri, G. cuniculi, G. haemolysans, G. morbillorum, G. palaticanis, G. parahaemolysans, G. sanguinis, and G. taiwanensis

Epidemiologic Risks

Past of mouth, gi tract.

Syndromes

The occasional endocarditis (PubMed), odd infection, and stray bacteremia.

Treatment

Tetracycline, penicillin, metronidazole should all be effective (PubMed).

Notes

Curious Cases

Relevant links to my Medscape blog

Odd Odd

Last update: 05/05/18