Pneumococcal colonization in older adults

  title={Pneumococcal colonization in older adults},
  author={S. Esposito and D. Mari and L. Bergamaschini and A. Orenti and L. Terranova and L. Ruggiero and V. Ierardi and Monia Gambino and F. Croce and N. Principi},
  journal={Immunity & Ageing : I & A},
  • S. Esposito, D. Mari, +7 authors N. Principi
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Immunity & Ageing : I & A
  • BackgroundLittle is known about pneumococcal carrier states in older adults. The main aim of this study was to evaluate pneumococcal colonization patterns among older adults in two centres in Milan, Italy, before the widespread use of the 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) in this age group, to investigate demographic and clinical features that are associated with pneumococcal colonization and to estimate the potential coverage offered by PCV13.ResultsAmong 417 adults ≥65 years old (171, 41… CONTINUE READING
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