How has pneumococcal vaccine changed the etiology of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The vaccination of children with the 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine introduced in 2000 in the United States brought about the decline in the recovery rate of S pneumoniae and an increase in H influenza. [19, 20] In addition, the rate of recovery of S pneumoniae penicillin-resistant strains was different after vaccination.


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