Increasing prevalence of penicillin-resistant pneumococcal infections in children in southern Israel: implications for future immunization policies.

@article{Dagan1994IncreasingPO,
  title={Increasing prevalence of penicillin-resistant pneumococcal infections in children in southern Israel: implications for future immunization policies.},
  author={Ron Dagan and Pablo Yagupsky and Aviv D Goldbart and Avril D Wasas and Kp Klugman},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={782-6}
}
Although penicillin-resistant pneumococci (PR-PnC) are recognized as an increasing problem worldwide, data on the prevalence of these strains among pediatric patients are incomplete. The present study was conducted in southern Israel (1) to investigate the frequency of PR-PnC in invasive and middle ear infections in pediatric patients and (2) to assess the impact of resistance on the potential role of the candidate conjugate vaccines in preventing childhood PR-PnC infections. A total of 120… CONTINUE READING