Epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Italian children

N. Principi, P. Marchisio

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In Italy, data regarding the aetiological role, antibiotic resistance, and serotype distribution of isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae are scarce and based on very small population samples. We found that S. pneumoniae caused about 30% of lower respiratory tract infections and 15% of acute otitis media infections in Italian children. The incidence of S. pneumoniae meningitis in subjects aged 0-4 y was 1.1 × 100000. In children

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, Supplement
Issue number435
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Children
  • Italy
  • S. pneumoniae resistance
  • S. pneumoniae serotypes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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