Pneumococcal vaccination of children.

@article{Overturf2002PneumococcalVO,
  title={Pneumococcal vaccination of children.},
  author={Gary D. Overturf},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          155-64
        }
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequent cause of invasive bacterial infection in children younger than 2 years of age, reaching a peak incidence at 6 to 12 months of age. Pneumococci also cause many cases of pneumonia, sinusitis, and otitis media. Incidence rates of invasive infection in children with sickle cell disease, acquired or congenital splenectomy, or human immunodeficiency virus infection are 20- to 100-fold higher than are those of healthy children during the first 5 years of… CONTINUE READING

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