Which conditions result from vascular invasion and hematogenous spread 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 result from vascular invasion and hematogenous spread of S pneumoniae include the following:

  • Meningitis
  • Bacteremia (most common manifestation of invasive pneumococcal disease)
  • Joint and bone infections (osteomyelitis and septic arthritis)
  • Soft tissue infections (eg, myositis, periorbital cellulitis, abscess)
  • Peritonitis
  • Cardiac infections (eg, endocarditis)

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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