Pneumococcal Pneumonia Requiring Hospitalization in US Children in the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Era

Olarte, L.; Barson, W. J.; Barson, R. M.; Romero, J. R.; Bradley, J. S.; Tan, T. Q.; Givner, L. B.; Hoffman, J. A.; Lin, P. L.; Hulten, K. G.; Mason, E. O.; Kaplan, S. L.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 16; 64(12):1699-1704

Abstract

Background.: The impact of PCV13 on a number of clinical aspects of pneumococcal pneumonia (PP) in children has not been reported. We compared the serotype distribution, antibiotic susceptibility, and outcomes of children with PP 4 years before and 4 years after the introduction of PCV13. Methods.: We identified patients

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