Gram-positive anaerobic cocci.

  title={Gram-positive anaerobic cocci.},
  author={David Andrich Murdoch},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={11 1},
Gram-positive anaerobic cocci (GPAC) are a heterogeneous group of organisms defined by their morphological appearance and their inability to grow in the presence of oxygen; most clinical isolates are identified to species in the genus Peptostreptococcus. GPAC are part of the normal flora of all mucocutaneous surfaces and are often isolated from infections such as deep organ abscesses, obstetric and gynecological sepsis, and intraoral infections. They have been little studied for several reasons… CONTINUE READING