Chronic graft versus host disease is associated with long-term risk for pneumococcal infections in recipients of bone marrow transplants.


Incidences of and risk factors for Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis (SPS) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation were analyzed in 1329 patients treated at a single center between 1973 and 1997. SPS developed in 31 patients a median of 10 months after transplantation (range, 3 to 187 months). The infection was fatal in 7 patients. The probability of… (More)


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