Which conditions result from direct extension of pneumococcal infection?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Conditions that may develop by direct extension of S pneumoniae from the nasopharynx include the following:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Otitis media
  • Sinusitis
  • Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB)
  • Pneumonia (which may be complicated by purulent pericarditis)

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