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Pneumococcal disease in a paediatric population in a hospital of central Italy: a clinical and microbiological case series from 1992 to 2006.

Authors
  • Montagnani, Francesca1
  • Fanetti, Alessandra
  • Stolzuoli, Lucia
  • Croci, Leonardo
  • Arena, Fabio
  • Zanchi, Alessandra
  • Cellesi, Carla
  • 1 Clinica e Laboratorio di Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Università di Siena, viale Bracci 16, IV lotto piano 0, 53100 Siena, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infection
Publication Date
March 2008
Volume
56
Issue
3
Pages
179–184
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2007.12.002
PMID: 18222005
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study sustains pneumococcal disease relevance in children, on the strength of a 15 year observation. Long time period can represent a limit due to population characteristics changing; a selection bias could also be present due to hospitalized only patient analysis. However, we documented variable evolution of chemoresistance and a peculiar serotype spreading, offering microbiological basis for an appropriate clinical approach.

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