Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 8th, 2006
Study 1: The polysaccharide capsule plays a key role in the site-specific disease potential of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes.
"Recent studies have shown that some Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes possess a higher potential to cause invasive disease than others. However, it is unknown whether disease potential for specific serotypes is similar for mucosal disease. Our objective was to assess the disease potential of individual S. pneumoniae serotypes causing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), acute otitis media (AOM), and acute...
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