Title

Pneumococcal infections

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics; Department of Medicine

Publication Date

12-2004

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Anti-Bacterial Agents; Child; Drug Resistance, Microbial; Humans; Meningitis, Bacterial; Otitis Media; *Pneumococcal Infections; Pneumococcal Vaccines; Respiratory Tract Infections; Risk Factors; Sinusitis; Streptococcus pneumoniae

Disciplines

Immunology and Infectious Disease | Pediatrics

Abstract

Objectives: After completing this article, readers should be able to: 1. Discuss the common clinical presentations of pneumococcal infections. 2. Describe the resistance patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae and the usual recommendations for therapy of pneumococcal infections. 3. Characterize the treatment of pneumococcal meningitis. 4. Delineate the differences between the two licensed pneumococcal vaccines and the indications for their administration. 5. Describe the impact of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine on pneumococcal infection in the United States.

Source

Pediatr Rev. 2004 Dec;25(12):418-24.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15574538

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