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Pédiatrie vaccin conjugué contre les pneumocoques : quel bilan quatre ans après son introduction ?

  title={P{\'e}diatrie vaccin conjugu{\'e} contre les pneumocoques : quel bilan quatre ans apr{\`e}s son introduction ?},
  author={Catherine Jayne Myers and Alain Gervaix},
  • Catherine Jayne Myers, Alain Gervaix
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Considerable morbidity and mortality are related to pneumococcal disease predominantly in high risk populations: infants and young children, the elderly and the immunocompromised. A recent heptavalent conjugate anti-pneumococcal vaccine, introduced in the routine immunization program in the United States in 2001, has been shown to be spectacularly effective in the prevention of invasive disease in the very young in contrast to the pre-existing polysaccharide vaccine. As a consequence… CONTINUE READING

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