Prevalence of nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonization in children and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of carriage isolates

Julie Y. Zhou, Megan Isaacson-Schmid, Elizabeth C. Utterson, Elizabeth M. Todd, Michelle McFarland, Janardan Sivapalan, Joan M. Niehoff, Carey Ann D. Burnham, S. Celeste Morley

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Abstract

Nasopharyngeal (NP) pneumococcal carriage predisposes children to pneumococcal infections. Defining the proportion of pneumococcal isolates that are antibiotic-resistant enables the appropriate choice of empiric therapies. The antibiogram of NP carriage isolates derived from a pediatric population following the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was defined in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume39
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Colonization
  • Epidemiology
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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