Patients with COPD are more prone to pneumonia caused by streptococcus pneumonia and are difficult to treat. Streptococcus pneumonia belongs to genus streptococcus is a facultative anaerobic, alpha haemolytic and gram positive bacteria. Pneumococcal diseases include meningitis, acute sinusitis , bronchitis and rhinitis etc
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive diplococcus with a well-formed capsule. This organism is one of the commonest seen in community-acquired pneumonias, accounting for up to 25% of these infections. In the preantibiotic era streptococcal pneumonia or pneumococcal pneumonia had a high fatality rate, being a frequent cause of death in the elderly.
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