Epidemiologia delle meningiti, delle polmoniti e delle otiti medie pneumococciche in Italia nei soggetti in età pediatrica.

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology of meningitis, pneumonia and acute otitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae in pediatric in Italy

S. Esposito, N. Principi

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Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most important bacterial pathogens in pediatrics, both from a quantitative and from a qualitative point of view. It can cause severe diseases such as occult bacteremia, sepsis, meningitis and it is also involved in the determination of a relevant part of very common illnesses such as pneumonia, acute otitis media and rhinosinusitis. However, most of the data regarding the epidemiology of pneumococcal infections in pediatrics have been collected in the U.S.A. and in other industrialized Countries different from Italy. In Italy only studies concerning meningitis and the carrier state of pneumococcus are at the moment available. They indicate that also in Italy S. pneumoniae seems to play a significant role in the determination of several pediatric diseases and that quite similar are the group of serotypes mainly involved in the determination of both invasive and not invasive diseases.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology of meningitis, pneumonia and acute otitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae in pediatric in Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalAnnali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità
Volume14
Issue number6 Suppl 7
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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