Epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Italian children.

  title={Epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Italian children.},
  author={Nicola Principi and P. Marchisio},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  volume={89 435},
In Italy, data regarding the aetiological role, antibiotic resistance, and serotype distribution of isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae are scarce and based on very small population samples. We found that S. pneumoniae caused about 30% of lower respiratory tract infections and 15% of acute otitis media infections in Italian children. The incidence of S. pneumoniae meningitis in subjects aged 0-4y was 1.1 x 100,000. In children <5 y of age with meningitis, the most common S. pneumoniae… CONTINUE READING

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