Fan RR, Howard LM, Griffin MR, Edwards KM, Zhu Y, Williams JV, Vidal JE, Klugman KP, Gil AI, Lanata CF, Grijalva CG
Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 22 (11)
· PMCID: PMC5088003
We examined nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonization density patterns surrounding acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) in young children in Peru. Pneumococcal densities were dynamic, gradually increasing leading up to an ARI, peaking during the ARI, and decreasing after the ARI. Rhinovirus co-infection was associated with higher pneumococcal densities.
MeSH Terms (17)Acute Disease Bacterial Load Child, Preschool Cross-Sectional Studies Female Humans Infant Infant, Newborn Male Nasopharynx Peru Pneumococcal Infections Pneumococcal Vaccines Population Surveillance Respiratory Tract Infections Risk Factors Streptococcus pneumoniae