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How can you get streptococcus mitis?
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
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In brief: Normal flora
Streptococcus mitis is commonly present in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, female genital tract, and skin.
It is part of our "normal flora;" the bacteria that are normally present in human beings. Occasionally, it can cause infection (endocarditis, dental infections, meningitis), but infections are unlikely unless the immune system is depressed.

In brief: Normal flora
Streptococcus mitis is commonly present in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, female genital tract, and skin.
It is part of our "normal flora;" the bacteria that are normally present in human beings. Occasionally, it can cause infection (endocarditis, dental infections, meningitis), but infections are unlikely unless the immune system is depressed.
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