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Research Article, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Status of Pneumococcal Pneumonia in a Public Hospital over a Period of 12 Years

Orlando C Mantese1*, Alan de Paula1, Aglai Arantes1, Hélio L Silveira1, Vivieni VP Almeida1, Maria-Cristina C Brandileone2, Sérgio Bokermann2, Angela Pires Brandão3, Samanta Cristine Grassi Almeida2, Marco A Sáfadi4 and Eitan N Berezin4
1Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
2Instituto Adolfo Lutz (IAL), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Instituto Adolfo Lutz (IAL), São Paulo, SP and FIOCRUZ, RJ, Brazil
4Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo (FCMSCSP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Corresponding author : Orlando C Mantese, PhD
Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
Tel: 55-34-3232-2736
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 18, 2013 Accepted: June 06, 2013 Published: June 12, 2013
Citation: Mantese OC, de Paula A, Arantes A, Silveira HL, Almeida VVP, et al. (2013) Status of Pneumococcal Pneumonia in a Public Hospital over a Period of 12 Years. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 2:2. doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000109

Abstract

Status of Pneumococcal Pneumonia in a Public Hospital over a Period of 12 Years

Pneumococcal invasive disease refers to infection of normally sterile sites with pneumococcus, including pneumonia, meningitis and bacteremia, among others. Pneumococcal pneumonia is one of the most common forms of pneumococcal disease, and is the result of bacterial infection facilitated by exposure to host and environmental risk factors. This disease primarily affect children up to one year of age living in less developed and developing countries.

Keywords: Pneumonia; Pneumococcus; Children

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