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Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Nov;22(11):1996-1999. doi: 10.3201/eid2211.160902.

Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Density and Evolution of Acute Respiratory Illnesses in Young Children, Peru, 2009-2011.

Abstract

We examined nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonization density patterns surrounding acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) in young children in Peru. Pneumococcal densities were dynamic, gradually increasing leading up to an ARI, peaking during the ARI, and decreasing after the ARI. Rhinovirus co-infection was associated with higher pneumococcal densities.

KEYWORDS:

Peru; Streptococcus pneumoniae; acute respiratory illnesses; bacteria; bacterial load; nasopharynx; pneumococcal density; pneumococcal infections; pneumococcal pneumonia; respiratory tract infections; young children

PMID:
27767919
PMCID:
PMC5088003
DOI:
10.3201/eid2211.160902
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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