Streptococcus mitis Strains Causing Severe Clinical Disease in Cancer Patients

@inproceedings{Shelburne2014StreptococcusMS,
  title={Streptococcus mitis Strains Causing Severe Clinical Disease in
Cancer Patients},
  author={Samuel A. Shelburne and Pranoti V Sahasrabhojane and Miguel {\'A}ngel Mariscal Salda{\~n}a and Hui Yao and Xiaoping Su and Nicola Horstmann and Erika J. Thompson and Anthony R. Flores},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
The genetically diverse viridans group streptococci (VGS) are increasingly recognized as the cause of a variety of human diseases. We used a recently developed multilocus sequence analysis scheme to define the species of 118 unique VGS strains causing bacteremia in patients with cancer; Streptococcus mitis (68 patients) and S. oralis (22 patients) were the most frequently identified strains. Compared with patients infected with non-S. mitis strains, patients infected with S. mitis strains were… CONTINUE READING