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What is streptococcus mutans?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Strep mutans

Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resulting in cavities.
The microbe was first described by j kilian clarke in 1924.

In brief: Strep mutans

Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resulting in cavities.
The microbe was first described by j kilian clarke in 1924.
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