Gram Positive Cocci
True statement regarding Pneumocccus is:
|A||Virulence is due to polysaccharide capsule|
|B||Capsule is protein in nature|
|C||Antibodies against capsule are not protective|
|D||Resistance to antibiotics has not yet been reported.|
Most important virulence factor of pneumococcus is its polysaccharide capsule, it protects the organism from phagocytosis. Resistance to penicillin has been reported due to altered penicillin binding protein.
Capsular antibodies are protective and form the basis of the pneumococcal vaccine.