Serotype 19A causes most pneumococcal infections

03/4/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Serotype 19A causes most invasive pneumococcal infections in children and about one-third of isolates are resistant to multiple drugs, a study found. The 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has reduced the overall number of invasive infections but those caused by serotypes not in the vaccine -- such as serotype 19A -- are increasing, researchers said.

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