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What is enterococcus?
this bacteria is responsible for UTIs, biliary tract infection, bacteremia, subacute endocarditis
What is strep pneumonia?
most common cause of pneuomia in adults
What is the major virulence factor of strep pneuomonia?
the polysac capsule that prevents phagocytosis by interferring with C3b function in alternative complement
What is pneumolysin?
damages ciliated cells and activated classical pathway
What is neuraminidase?
breaksdown mucus
What is phosphorylcholine?
binds to recptors for platelet activating factor on cells
What is sIgA protease?
prevents IgA-mediated binding of pneumococcal cells to mucus
How is pneumonia prevented?
vaccine against capsule, for children conjugated with diptheria