A mechanism of pathogenicity of "Streptococcus milleri group" in pulmonary infection: synergy with an anaerobe.


The relationship between Streptococcus constellatus, one of the species of the "Streptococcus milleri group", and Prevotella intermedia was studied in a model of pneumonia in mice and in vitro to elucidate mechanisms of pathogenicity in "S. milleri group"-associated pulmonary infection. Acute pneumonia with or without empyema and lung abscess in mice with… (More)