Fortnightly Review: The pneumococcal problem

S. K. Obaro, M. A. Monteil, D. C. Henderson

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Abstract

Mortality from bacteraemic pneumonia has remained unchanged at 25% over the last 40 years Globally, Streptococcus pneumoniae causes over 1 million deaths in children under the age of 5 years Antibiotic resistant strains of S pneumoniae are increasing world wide. In Spain over 50% of isolates are resistant to one or more antibiotics Patients at increased risk of severe pneumococcal infection should be.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1521-1525
Number of pages5
JournalBMJ
Volume312
Issue number7045
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1996

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