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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3180616d0f
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DISTRIBUTION OF STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE SEROTYPES IN NASOPHARYNGEAL CARRIAGE AND IN INVASIVE PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Berezin, Eitan N. MD*; Cardenuto, Maria D. MD*; Ferreira, Leda L. MD†; Otsuka, Marcelo MD‡; Guerra, Maria L. MSci§; Brandileone, Maria Cristina C. PhD§

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Abstract

To determine whether serotypes of S. pneumoniae isolated from the nasopharynx (NP) are representative of data from patients with invasive disease, we collected NP swab specimens from children, between 3 months and 5 years and obtained data from 105 children hospitalized with invasive disease. The prevalence of penicillin nonsusceptible strains in the NP carriage and invasive disease group was 16.4% and 17%, respectively, in the first period and 42% and 45% in the second period. The serotypes 23F, 6A, 14 and 19F were the most common in the NP study and 14, 1, 5 and 6B were the most common in invasive infections.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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