How are pneumococcal infections prevented?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Measures for preventing pneumococcal infection include the following:

  • Behavior modification and risk factor reduction
  • Medical therapy
  • Antimicrobial prophylaxis (in selected patients) with recurrent otitis media.
  • Immunization

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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