Sinusitis and pneumonia hospitalization after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

  title={Sinusitis and pneumonia hospitalization after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.},
  author={Ann Lindstrand and Rutger Bennet and Ilias Galanis and Margareta Blennow and Lina Schollin Ask and Sofia Hultman Dennison and Malin Ryd Rinder and Margareta K Eriksson and Birgitta Henriques-Normark and Ake Ortqvist and Tobias Alfv{\'e}n},
  volume={134 6},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of pneumonia and sinusitis. Pneumonia kills >1 million children annually, and sinusitis is a potentially serious pediatric disease that increases the risk of orbital and intracranial complications. Although pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is effective against invasive pneumococcal disease, its effectiveness against pneumonia is less consistent, and its effect on sinusitis is not known. We compared hospitalization rates due… CONTINUE READING
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