Pneumococcal infections in splenectomized children are preventable.

  title={Pneumococcal infections in splenectomized children are preventable.},
  author={Helle Bossen Konradsen and J\orgen Henrichsen},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={80 4},
Through the Danish National Patient Registry we identified all children 0-15 years old who had been splenectomized during the period 1979-87 and all children of the same age who, during the same period of time, had been admitted to a hospital because of either meningitis or bacteraemia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. We wanted to see whether any of the splenectomized children had developed invasive pneumococcal infection during the observation period. A similar Danish study covering the… CONTINUE READING

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