Definition: A species of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the family STREPTOCOCCACEAE. It is a normal inhabitant of the human oral cavity, and causes DENTAL PLAQUE and ENDOCARDITIS. It is being investigated as a vehicle for vaccine delivery.
infection: coordinate IM with STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS (IM) and ENDOCARDITIS, BACTERIAL (IM) or DENTAL PLAQUE (IM) if pertinent
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