Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 13th, 2006
Study 1: Streptococcus pneumoniae serogroups 15 and 33 are an increasing cause of pneumococcal infections in children in the United States after the introduction of the pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine.
"After the widespread use of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, replacement serotypes have emerged. Serogroups 15 and 33 have emerged as nonvaccine serotypes causing invasive disease. We describe the clinical characteristics of children with infections caused by these serogroups and determined the genetic relationship of the...
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