Organismo neumococo

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Organismo neumococo

Esta fotografía muestra los organismos llamados neumococos. Estas bacterias se presentan por lo general en pares (diplococos) o en cadenas. Los neumococos típicamente causan la neumonía, pero también pueden ocasionar infecciones en otros órganos como el cerebro (meningitis neumocócica) y en el torrente sanguíneo (septicemia neumocócica). (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)

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