What are the racial predilections 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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In the United States, invasive pneumococcal disease is more common in native Alaskans, Navajo and Apache Indians, and African Americans than in other ethnic groups. Some studies have shown this difference persists even when the results are controlled for socioeconomic factors, and the reasons for this discrepancy among certain populations are unclear. [30]


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