Childhood pneumococcal diseases and serotypes: can vaccines protect?

  title={Childhood pneumococcal diseases and serotypes: can vaccines protect?},
  author={Kam Lun Hon and Margaret B Y Ip and Kenneth Kwing Chin Lee and E Anthony S Nelson and Ka Ho Eric Shea and Yiu Sang Tony Yuen and Ting Fan Leung},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={77 12},
OBJECTIVES To describe pneumococcal diseases in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and non-PICU patients. METHODS The clinical, serotypes, and antibacterial sensitivity patterns of all children admitted to the pediatric wards (including PICU) of a university-affiliated teaching hospital from 2007 through 2009 with pneumococcal isolates were reviewed… CONTINUE READING