Infectious Disease Compendium

Granulicatella

Microbiology

Gram positive cocci. G. adiacens G. balaenopterae, G. elegans. At one time some strains were called Abiotrophia.

Epidemiologic Risks

Mouth flora.

Syndromes

If you get a positive blood culture, think endocarditis (PubMed).

Treatment

Penicillin +/- gentamicin. In vitro susceptibilities include most beta lactams (PubMed).

Notes

Endocarditis does not respond well to therapy, often has emboli and valve failure.