Invasive pneumococcal disease in children prior to implementation of the conjugate vaccine in the Zurich region, Switzerland.

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OBJECTIVE To describe symptoms, disease manifestations and outcome of invasive pneumococcal disease in children prior to implementation of the pneumococcal vaccine. PATIENTS AND METHODS Analysis of children younger than 16 years of age with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD; n = 119). Children with culture-confirmed IPD, without underlying illness at… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.01748.x

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