Changing epidemiology of outpatient bacteremia in 3- to 36-month-old children after the introduction of the heptavalent-conjugated pneumococcal vaccine.

@article{Herz2006ChangingEO,
  title={Changing epidemiology of outpatient bacteremia in 3- to 36-month-old children after the introduction of the heptavalent-conjugated pneumococcal vaccine.},
  author={Arnd M Herz and Tara L Greenhow and Jay Alcantara and John Mark Hansen and Roger P. Baxter and Steven B. Black and Henry R. Shinefield},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={293-300}
}
BACKGROUND The introduction of routine vaccination with heptavalent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine has changed the overall incidence of bacteremia in children 3 months-3 years old. OBJECTIVE To describe the changing incidence and etiology of bacteremia in previously healthy toddlers presenting to outpatient clinical settings. METHODS Retrospective case series of all blood cultures obtained between September 1998 and August 2003 in Kaiser Permanente Northern California outpatient clinics… CONTINUE READING