Nasopharyngeal pneumococcal density and evolution of acute respiratory illnesses in young children, Peru, 2009–2011

Roger R. Fan, Leigh M. Howard, Marie R. Griffin, Kathryn M. Edwards, Yuwei Zhu, John V. Williams, Jorge E. Vidal, Keith P. Klugman, Ana I. Gil, Claudio F. Lanata, Carlos G. Grijalva

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1996-1999
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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