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Treatment and Prevention of Pneumococcal Infection

MOUMNE, OLIVIA BS; DUFF, PATRICK MD

doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000451
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Streptococcus pneumoniae, a gram-positive diplococcus, is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia. The diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia is usually confirmed by chest x-ray and gram stain. The most appropriate antibiotics for treatment pneumococcal infection are macrolides, beta-lactams, and quinolones. Two vaccines, PPSV23 and PCV13, are highly effective in preventing infection.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Olivia Moumne, BS, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL. E-mail: Oliviamoumne@ufl.edu

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