Pneumococcal infections

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Department of Pediatrics; Department of Medicine



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Medical Subject Headings

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


Immunology and Infectious Disease | Pediatrics


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.

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

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