What does VS mean in British Medicine?

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viridans streptococci

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Viridans streptococci
The viridans streptococci are a large group of commensal streptococcal bacteria species that are either α-hemolytic, producing a green coloration on blood agar plates, or nonhemolytic. The pseudotaxonomic non-Linnean term Streptococcus viridans is often used to refer to this group of species, but writers that do not like to use the pseudotaxonomic term prefer the terms viridans streptococci or viridans streptococcal species. These species possess no Lancefield antigens. In general, pathogenicity is low.

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