Acute mastoiditis in the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Yehudah Roth, Ilan Dalal, Abraham Goldfarb, Tal Marom

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Abstract

Following the introduction of the 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, we observed an inverse relationship between the increasing rate of immunized children and the proportion of middle ear fluid cultures collected during acute mastoiditis episodes that tested positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae among a subset of children 0 to 6 years old who had initially presented with severe acute otitis media and had bacterial cultures collected during tympanocentesis or from spontaneous otorrhea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1191
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology (medical)

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