Interaction of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and the use of individual antibiotics among children on nasopharyngeal colonization with erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae

@article{Grivea2009InteractionOT,
  title={Interaction of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and the use of individual antibiotics among children on nasopharyngeal colonization with erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae},
  author={Ioanna N. Grivea and Alexandra G. Tsantouli and Denise C. Chryssanthopoulou and George A. Syrogiannopoulos},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={97-105}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the complex interaction of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) and individual classes of antimicrobial agents on the nasopharyngeal carriage of erythromycin-resistant pneumococci within the day-care center population. Between February 2005 and May 2007, nasopharyngeal cultures for Streptococcus pneumoniae were obtained from 1,829 day-care center attendees in Central Greece. Thirty-one percent of the pneumococci were erythromycin… CONTINUE READING