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Density of upper respiratory colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Its role in the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia among children aged <5 5 years in the PERCH study

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Background

Previous studies suggested an association between upper airway pneumococcal colonization density and pneumococcal pneumonia, but data in children are limited. Using data from the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study, we assessed this potential association.

Methods

PERCH is a case-control study in 7 countries: Bangladesh, The Gambia, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, Thailand, and Zambia. Cases were children aged 1–59 months hospitalized w...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/cid/cix100

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
suppl_3
Pages:
S317-S327
Publication date:
2017-05-27
Acceptance date:
2017-01-17
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pmid:
28575365
Source identifiers:
827526

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