Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 20th, 2000
Patients with AIDS have a high incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease, but no population-based data are available on secular trends or rates of this disease in specific demographic groups.
J.P. Nuorti and colleagues compared clinical characteristics, rates, and trends of pneumococcal disease in HIV infected and non-HIV infected persons. The population-based laboratory surveillance and chart review study included all of the 13 microbiology laboratories in San Francisco County, California ("Epidemiologic...
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