Impact of Preceding Flu-Like Illness on the Serotype Distribution of Pneumococcal Pneumonia


BACKGROUND Even though the pathogenicity and invasiveness of pneumococcus largely depend on capsular types, the impact of serotypes on post-viral pneumococcal pneumonia is unknown. METHODS AND FINDINGS This study was performed to evaluate the impact of capsular serotypes on the development of pneumococcal pneumonia after preceding respiratory viral… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093477


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