How are pneumococcal-related conjunctivitis, otitis media, sinusitis, bronchitis, and tracheobronchitis treated?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Most patients with conjunctivitis, otitis media, sinusitis, bronchitis, and tracheobronchitis due to S pneumoniae infection can be treated on an outpatient basis with appropriate antibiotics. Compliance and follow-up should be ensured.

Infants and elderly patients, as well as those with immunodeficiencies, underlying disease, or signs of severe disease, should be treated more aggressively and hospitalized when indicated.


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