Streptococcus milleri comprises a group of three distinct gram-positive species: Streptococcus intermedius, Streptococcus constellatus, and Streptococcus anginosus.
Streptococcus intermedius, Streptococcus constellatus, and Streptococcus anginosus ("Streptococcus milleri group") are of different clinical importance and are not equally associated with abscess.
Streptococcus intermedius, Streptococcus constellatus, and Streptococcus anginosus (the Streptococcus milleri group): association with different body sites and clinical infections.
A study of smallcolony, beta-haemolytic, Lancefield group C streptococci within the anginosus group: description of Streptococcus constellatus subsp.
Experimental endocarditis induction and platelet aggregation by Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus constellatus
and Streptococcus intermedius.
With this FDA approval, AVELOX is indicated for the treatment of adults with cIAI, including polymicrobial infections such as abscesses caused by Escherichia coli, Bacteroides fragilis, Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus constellatus
, Enterococcus faecalis, Proteus mirabilis, Clostridium perfringens, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron or Peptostreptococcus species.
The study included measurement of a control strain Streptococcus constellatus
, which is not classified as a BPB.