Pneumococcal disease in a paediatric population in a hospital of central Italy: a clinical and microbiological case series from 1992 to 2006.
Clinica e Laboratorio di Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Università di Siena, viale Bracci 16, IV lotto piano 0, 53100 Siena, Italy.
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The Journal of infection
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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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